Oxfam has worked in Fiji since the early 1990’s and currently partners with two local organizations, FemLINK and the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP) focusing on three key areas.
Empowering Women: Oxfam is enabling women to voice their own agenda and speak out concerning decisions that affect them. We support FemLINK’s radio show ‘FemTALK’ which gives rural women a platform to express their concerns about community issues, and collates these stories to inform local and national policy recommendations. Oxfam assists FemLINK in becoming a more robust organization through sharing organizational expertise, conducting ongoing field assessments and providing resources, such as broadcasting consultation costs and transport.
Capacity Building: Oxfam is expanding FemLINK’s influence through strengthening their relationship with other Pacific NGO’s and sourcing funds for expansion. We are helping fund a permanent role in FemLINK to oversee broadcasting activities and act as a link between the community and government.
Education on Social Justice: Oxfam works with the PCP in educating communities on how to reduce conflict and advance social justice. We are helping communities understand the root causes of conflict, inequality and poverty, and develop strategies for peacebuilding and social cohesion. Oxfam provides education on establishing democratic processes and inclusive decision making. This education trains emerging young leaders from various ethnic groups and supports Fijians in developing shared community plans of action.