FWRM Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30/11/2016

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) celebrates 30 years of advancing women’s human rights in Fiji and the Pacific.

FWRM has had a vibrant herstory as a legislative and policy reform organisation dedicated to promoting and furthering gender equality and human rights.

The milestone coincided with the Pacific Feminist Forum and was celebrated with FWRM supporters, former and current staff, as well as, over 100 women human rights defenders from the region.

“With the culmination of the inaugural Pacific Feminist Forum, FWRM is celebrating its 30th birthday,” said Acting Executive Director Michelle Reddy. “In our 30 years of existence, FWRM continues to insist, exist, resist and persist for principles of feminism, democracy, good governance, multiculturalism and human rights.”

FWRM management board and founding member Imrana Jalal sent her congratulatory message. She also called for a minute of silence to pay respects to Shireen Lateef and Peni Moore, who passed earlier this year.

“Being part of FWRM changes us forever. We leave knowing so much more, and even if we don’t begin as feminists, we certainly leave as feminists,” she said.

“Congratulations FWRM, on your 30th birthday,” said former FWRM Executive Director Virisila Buadromo. “This is a huge achievement, particularly for an organisation where our world view and work is often viewed as unpopular,” she said.

Celebrations took place at Oceania Pavillion at the University of the South Pacific.

 

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