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11 01, 2021

Rebuilding after TC Yasa: Call for coordinated approach

2021-01-11T17:29:35+13:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Tropical Cyclone Yasa has had a widespread and acute impact on communities in Vanua Levu, with growing concerns about food and water security, economic recovery and post-cyclone trauma. The affected communities face a long-road to recovery, according to Semi Lotawa, Co-founder of Rise Beyond the Reef, a non-profit group working with grassroots Fijian communities. “They’ve

19 07, 2019

Down by the River: Addressing the needs of Fiji’s gender minorities after disasters

2019-07-19T11:00:14+12:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response On a sunny day in Lautoka, around 20 Fijian sexual and gender minority members met to share their stories. One attended in defiance of threats from her family. For another, it was the very

13 12, 2018

‘Poor humanitarian coordination causes more harm than good for women’

2018-12-13T12:32:08+13:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

The competition for space by donors, intergovernmental agencies and international NGOs in Pacific countries in the aftermath of disasters causes more harm than good, a major regional meeting on ending violence against women has heard. Poor coordination and a failure to connect with local groups already working on the ground often lead to a

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