Vagina Monologues

Vagina Monologues: A celebration of women’s voices

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By Prerna Priyanka In a bold move to amplify women’s voices and challenge societal taboos, the upcoming Fiji Fringe Festival is set to feature a riveting theatre performance of Eve Ensler’s renowned “Vagina Monologues.” Roshika Deo, a prominent figure in Fiji’s gender equality movement and the driving force behind the production, says the performance will […]

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Film Festival aims to create more awareness and empathy

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The third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival starts tomorrow at the University of the South Pacific’s Japan ICT Performance Theatre in Suva with an important film about rugby in the Pacific.  The opening film is Oceans Apart, which will be screening in Fiji for the first time. Festival Director, Ben Wheeler, says this year’s festival […]

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Taufa Vakatale

Meraia Taufa Vakatale: anti-nuclear activist and feminist trailblazer

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By Asenaca Uluiviti and Sadhana Sen Fiji recently lost Dr Meraia Taufa Vakatale, a monumental woman leader who broke many glass ceilings with her numerous firsts. As an educationalist, diplomat and politician, she profoundly impacted the lives of tens of thousands in Fiji and the region, particularly young women in politics and anti-nuclear activists. Dr […]

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Virisila Buadromo

Kitchen table politics

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Supporting the world’s human rights activists from Suva By Samantha Magick At the height of Fiji’s Covid-19 wave last year, one Fijian woman was working from her kitchen table in Suva to help arrange the evacuation of women activists from Afghanistan. Virisila Buadromo is the co-lead at Urgent Action Fund Asia and Pacific, a feminist […]

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