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From small community organisations on remote atolls to regional NGOs in urban capitals, civil society actors in the Pacific play vital roles. As partners of states and businesses, civil society actors often provide inclusive basic services; they also play a watchdog role and exert pressure to demand accountability; and as advocates they defend the rights of marginalized people. It is the sum of these different roles, across a wide range of interest areas, which constitutes a vibrant civil society.

11 08, 2020

RESET Fiji Season 1 Report

2020-11-25T11:41:39+13:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To download report, click on link below: RESET FIJI Season 1 Report RESET Fiji is a policy dialogue series initiated by Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) in collaboration with Mai TV, the University of the South Pacific (USP), and Oxfam in the Pacific that opens discussions on the

17 04, 2020

A global moment of reckoning: When Covid-19 met Climate Change in the Pacific

2020-11-25T11:35:21+13:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Resources|Tags: , , |

In the midst of economic shocks and border closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Pacific region has yet again been ravaged by a Category 5 cyclone that left a trail of destruction across four Pacific island countries in a span of 4 days. The economic toll from Cyclone Harold and the response to

13 03, 2020

Making climate finance work for women

2020-03-13T14:24:14+12:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Pacific region is poised to receive substantial flows of ‘climate finance’ thanks to the increasing commitments made by bilateral and multilateral agencies after two decades of moral pressure at the global level. On a per capita basis, the Pacific region is considered to be one of the highest recipients of climate finance. However,

27 09, 2019

Planning and navigating social change

2019-09-27T10:53:07+12:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

This guidebook is designed to assist those working to bring about social change by providing tools and processes that prioritise the complex interpersonal relationships that exist between Pacific Islanders, and which permeate Pacific institutions of all kinds, at all levels. Social change initiatives must understand, work with and respond to the intricate and

19 09, 2019

Niu Pawa: What Climate Activism looks like in the Pacific

2019-09-19T17:10:25+12:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by ERNEST GIBSON – Oxfam in the Pacific and Pacific Youth Council Technical Advisory Group; and CHRISTOPHER TENISIO – 350 Pacific Climate Warriors Auckland In the Pacific, we are taught to recognise the value of narratives and stories from the day we are born. You need to know who you are: your mother

27 08, 2019

Joining forces to ensure nobody is left behind

2019-10-09T10:03:23+12:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Harrison Selman The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have agreed to work together in addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of people living with disability. Their Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) formalises and builds on the existing partnership between the organisations. IPPF Director Programme and Operations,

9 08, 2019

Pacific Feminist Charter Action Plan

2019-10-09T09:48:17+12:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

The second Pacific Feminist Forum took place 20-22 May 2019 in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. The forum brought together over 150 feminists from the Pacific region. The Pacific Feminist Charter was created at the first forum in 2016 as a living document, intended to guide our analysis and practice. This Action Plan reflects our

19 07, 2019

Unjust, unequal, unstoppable: New report on gender diversity

2019-07-19T10:55:07+12:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , |

Fiji lesbians, bisexual women, transmen and gender non-conforming people tipping the scales towards justice Historically there has been scant evidential research on the socio-economic and human rights situation of lesbians, bisexual women, transmen (LBT women) and gender non-conforming people (GNC) people in Fiji and the Pacific. Far too much of herstories and everyday

11 07, 2019

Fiji Council of Social Services wants NGO seat at the table

2019-10-09T09:41:30+12:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society|Tags: , , , , |

The Fiji Council of Social Services has urged the United Nations to consider the inclusion of discussions on non-state actors’ reviews of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in future High-Level Political Forums (HLPF). Speaking at the United Nations Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Lessons Learnt from the first cycle of the

23 05, 2019

Pacific feminists commit to action plan for change

2019-05-23T10:37:48+12:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

Pacific feminists celebrated and reaffirmed their commitment towards sustaining solidarity, strengthening resistance and revolution for gender equality, human rights and justice at the closing of the 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF). Over 150 women human rights defenders and grassroots activists from across the region convened for the 2nd PFF, which was held from

21 05, 2019

Help us get the balance right!

2019-05-23T10:51:18+12:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Women leaders from the Vanuatu Civil Society Influencing Network have delivered an important request for support to the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency António Guterres, in Port Vila. “Let’s get the balance right! We’re aiming for 50% women in our National Parliament from 2020 on,” said Hilda Lini, spokesperson for

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