Policy Environment

WiFN-Fiji has aligned its Strategic Plan and operations with a number of key national, regional and international policies and programmes including:

  • The 2014 National Gender Policy, which focuses on Fiji’s commitment to gender equality, social justice and sustainable development. The mission to “promote gender equity, equality, social justice and sustainable development through the promotion of ‘active and visible gender mainstreaming in all sectors”. The policy focuses on the women’s human rights and gender mainstreaming across development planning and decision making processes within government. There is also a focus on addressing structural and social barriers that impede gender equality including review of relevant legislation and access to social justice systems.
  • The 2015 Green Growth Framework for Fiji. The Green Growth Framework for Fiji is a tool to accelerate integrated and inclusive sustainable development which will inspire action at all levels, to strengthen environmental resilience, build social improvement and reduce poverty, support economic growth and strengthen capacity to withstand and manage the adverse effects of climate change.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals; particularly – Goal 1. Poverty; Goal 2. Zero Hunger, Goal 3. Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 5. Gender Equality, Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 10. Reduced Inequalities, Goal 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13. Climate Action, Goal 14. Life Below Water http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CE­DAW). This is an international treaty adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly and s known as an international bill of rights for women.
  • Pacific Platform for Action on Advancement of Women and Gender Equality. This platform for action expands on the Nadi Declaration, recalling that gender equality is one of the fundamental principles of the Noumea Declaration of 1994 and that sustainable development is not possible without the advancement of women.