Posted by : Quoting Radio New Zealand Posted on : 02-Oct-2019

Fiji workshop aims to empower remote communities

Quoting Radio New Zealand – 2 October 2019

“A workshop in Nadi this week is aiming to empower Fijians to learn more about their rights and how to use them.

“The training is part of the Fiji Access to Justice Project by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU).

“Workshop convener, Julie Vandassen, of the UNDP, said empowering people from remote communities could bring about sustainable development in Fiji.

“She said participants would be able to return to their communities promoting respect for human rights and access to justice.

"A lot of people can't travel farther distances. If you go to places like Rotuma, it can take 36 to 37 hours by boat to get to the nearest facilities.

"So, this is to ensure that the people across the country are aware of what rights and freedoms are available to them."

“The workshop is titled 'Community Advocates for Human Rights and Access to Justice'.”

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