NGO Coalition for Human Rights


The Fiji Women's Rights Movement is currently the secretariat of the NGO Coalition on Human Rights. FWRM Executive Director, Nalini Singh is the Chair whilst FWRM Team Leader Gender and Transitional Justice, Menka Goundan is the interim Secretary.

The NGOCHR as it’s more widely known, was formed on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was 10th December 1998. Each year, 10th December is celebrated as the World Human Rights Day. The NGOCHR hosts an annual march through the streets of Suva on this day.

Since 1998, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Fiji Women's Rights Movement and Citizen’s Constitutional Forum have been secretariat to the Coalition. As such, Shamima Ali, Rev. Akuila Yabaki, Virisila Buadromo, Tara Chetty, Michelle Reddy and Nalini Singh have been Chairpersons of the Coalition.

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Citizen’s Constitutional Forum, FemLink Pacific, Ecumenical Centre for Research and Advocacy, Pacific Network on Globalization, Drodrolagi Movement, Social Empowerment and Education Program are members of the NGOCHR. Haus of Khameleon and Diverse Voices and Action for Equality are observers.

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