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35+ years of activism & feminism in Fiji


How does change happen?

Some feminists make it happen
Some feminists let it happen
Some feminists make other feminists
give them what they want
Some feminists give other feminists
what they ask for
Some feminists are selfish
Some feminists are selfless
Some feminists will never change
Some feminists are always changing
How does change happen?
Oh, ever so easily!
Ah, ever so slowly!
(For Jully Makini) By TERESIA TEAIWA

Our Herstory

On April 10, 1986 this group of 56 women from various backgrounds took up the challenge of correcting the imbalances in women’s socio-economic and political status – they saw an opportunity to “balance the scales”. They were driven by the values of feminism, human rights, the rule of law, multi-culturalism, and good governance – the same principles that still guide FWRM as an organisation and a movement today.

Over thirty-five years later, the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) can be described as a leading feminist human rights organisation that links local concerns to global debates.


  • To publicly address all issues affecting women’s human rights, status and opportunity within Fiji

  • To advocate for improved policy and legislation on issues affecting women’s rights

  • To promote equal access to services by women and equal opportunity though appropriate enabling actions

  • To ensure the Movement remains a well-managed and sustainable organisation, giving leadership opportunities to women, networking and sharing experiences with others in Pacific and internationally.

Our Policies

We have a number of policies that are central to our work.