Human Rights Day March

8/12/2017

The NGO Coalition on Human Rights have organised a march tomorrow, Saturday December 9, to commemorate World Human Rights Day.

The march will begin at 9am from the Flea Market ending in a rally at Sukuna Park and is the culmination of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, from November 25 to December 10.

World Human Rights Day is celebrated annually on December 10 to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Since then, Human Rights Day is a day to celebrate and advocate for the protection of Human Rights globally.

In Fiji the NGOCHR was formed on the 50th Anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR, December 10 1998 and now includes members such as 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 and Social Empowerment and Education Program. Haus of Khameleon and Diverse Voices and Action for Equality are observers.

For media queries of the event, please contact FWRM Communications Officer Maryann Lockington at 8677330/8683182 or email or

FWRM Gender and Transitional Justice Team Leader, Menka Goundan on 998 2283 or email