- About Us
Women’s Fund Fiji (the Fund) is the Pacific’s first national women’s fund. We are an empathetic and adaptive feminist fund working to influence and mobilise financial and non-financial resources for feminist and women’s rights organisations and movements, so they can progress the human rights of women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in Fiji.
We began implementation in 2017 as a five-year initiative of the Australian Government’s Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) program. The Fund has committed up to AUD10.5 million from 2017 to 2022 to fund and build the capacity of women’s groups, organisations and networks in Fiji to expand and enhance their work on gender justice and human rights. We work with women’s groups, networks and organisations across four thematic areas:(i) women’s economic empowerment (WEE); (ii) ending violence against women (EVAW); (iii) women’s leadership and decision making (WLDM); and (iv) strengthening women’s groups and coalitions for change (WCC).
In 2021, we were registered in Fiji as a local entity under Fiji’s Charitable Trust Act.
VisionAn agent of change influencing the flow of resources to diverse women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in Fiji
MissionWe are an empathetic and adaptive feminist fund that influences and mobilises financial and non-financial resources for feminist and women’s rights organisations and movement, and our grantee partners, to progress the human rights of diverse women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in Fiji.
We are feminist. We promote transformative agency, autonomy, leadership, and decision-making. We are committed to supporting approaches that advance the rights of diverse women, girls, and gender non-conforming people. We practice rights-based approaches, substantive equality, non-discrimination, intersectional and transformative approaches.
We strive to be transparent in the way we conduct our grantmaking, resource mobilisation, communications, administrative and governance processes, without compromising on the confidentiality and safety of our grantee partners.
Flexible & Adaptable:
We are responsive to shifting contexts and circumstances. We are willing to examine the value of strategic opportunities to meet the needs of our partners.
We empathetically embrace diversity and are inclusive. We are committed to actively promoting, respecting, and supporting the rights of the most marginalised and oppressed communities of diverse women, girls, and gender non-conforming people in Fiji.
We are accountable to ourselves and to the community of people we work with, including our grantee partners, funders and the women’s and human rights movements. We are committed to being accountable by appraising and communicating the outcomes of our grantmaking and sharing our learnings.
We believe in the power of social movements. We are committed to forging collaborative partnerships with the community of people we work with, including our grantee partners, funders, and allies to achieve shared goals.
Strategic Focus Areas
Since 2017, our work has focused on four thematic areas: women’s economic empowerment; ending violence against women; women’s leadership and decision making; and strengthening women’s groups and coalitions for change. In our consultation with our allies and grantee partners, and considering our key strengths and opportunities, we will continue to work across these thematic areasRead More
Our Theory of Change
As a feminist fund, we believe in funding women’s rights and feminist work exclusively. Led by local feminist movement actors and principles, we understand and can respond better to our grantees’ needs. This results in flexible, long-term funding that is cognisant of the intersectional realities of feminist social change in Fiji and the Pacific andRead More