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FWRM celebrates 30th birthday

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement celebrated their 30th anniversary at Oceania Pavillion at the University of the South Pacific last night. According to a statement, FWRM has a history as “a legislative and policy reform organisation dedicated to promoting and furthering gender equality and human rights.” “With the culmination of the inaugural Pacific Feminist Forum, FWRM is celebrating […]

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December 1, 2016 8:54 am

The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement celebrated their 30th anniversary at Oceania Pavillion at the University of the South Pacific last night.

FWRM members at the celebrations last night.
FWRM members at the celebrations last night.

According to a statement, FWRM has a history as “a legislative and policy reform organisation dedicated to promoting and furthering gender equality and human rights.”

“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 worldview and work is often viewed as unpopular,” she said.

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