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Women gather in Suva to deliberate on Gender and climate change

December 12, 2018 12:45 pm
[Source: diva4equality]

Over the last two days, over 70 women  have gathered for the first national Convention of Women Defending the Commons.

These women are environmental activists from urban poor, rural and remote areas of Fiji

The informal activist network is made up of diverse Fijian women climate activists who are collectively aiming to address the urgency to achieve gender justice, social justice, economic, DRR and the achievement of an ecological sound, safe and just one point five degree Celsius world.

DIVA for Equality Political Adviser, Noelene Nabulivou says the women will finalize their demands list today of what they are hoping for in 2019 as well the growing need for spaces where women can defend their interests.

Among the issues being discussed are social, economic, climate and environmental justice, food and water sovereignty, development justice and human rights.

Nabulivou says over coming years through various campaigns, DIVA for Equality and allies continue to work more together to escalate an increasingly urgent struggle.

The women activists have come from Suva, Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ra, Verata, Taveuni, Savusavu, Labasa, Gau, Koro, Levuka and Kadavu.

The workshop is facilitated by local NGO, Diverse Voices & Action for Equality (DIVA).