About Us

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) provides crisis counselling and legal, medical and other practical support services for women and children who are sufferers and survivors of violence committed against them by men.

The FWCC is also involved in public advocacy and community education on gender violence. The Centre’s strategies are based on the conviction that violence against women is a fundamental human rights and development issue. The Centre’s work addresses all forms of violence against women including rape, beating, sexual harassment and abuse of children. FWCC is a respected professional organisation. It was established in 1984 and has succeeded in influencing public opinion in Fiji such that most sectors of society recognise and support the need for emergency services and ongoing support for women who are subjected to any form of violence. Over the past four years the FWCC has done pioneering work to document, analyse and support the development of practical programs and services to deal with the problem of violence in contemporary Pacific society. The FWCC is well known and respected in international circles and its work is enhanced by participation in global networks of women working against violence. Funding for NGOs is always a problem and for the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) things were no different. When the FWCC was first established…

Women MPs of @AuSenate, @AboutTheHouse and @VicParliament with counsellor supervisor, Farzana

Government of the Kingdom of Tonga has agreed to ratify CEDAW:

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International Women’s Day: Marking progress, looking ahead

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and its branches across the country will mark International Women’s Day with events on Friday and Saturday.

International Women’s Day is commemorated on 8 March annually, which this year falls on Sunday so events will take place in the lead up to the day.

The annual ‘Reclaim the Night’ march will take place in Suva on Friday evening and in Nadi on Saturday.

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Savusavu Forum on Eliminating Sexual Violence

Twenty two people (15 women and 7 men) attended the Forum representing the Methodist Church, Methodist Bible College, Anglican Church, Advisory Councillors, Cakaudrove Soqosoqo Vakamarama, Women’s Groups representatives from Nabalebale, Bagasau and Korosi, Rabi EVAW Committee members, Youth reps, Legal Aid and Judiciary.

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Discussion with Catholic Women’s League Raiwaqa
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali was invited to address a gathering of the Catholic Women’s League Raiwaqa branch at the St Pius Parish on Milverton Road on Thursday night to mark International Women’s Day. 
About 40 women, men and young people turned up for the discussion session on IWD, women’s empowerment and the role of the church. 
 
Ms Ali shared statistics on violence against women in Fiji and the experiences of survivors of violence. She also addressed the issue of women in leadership positions, sports and other male-dominated areas.

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Royal Norwegian Ambassador’s visit to FWCC

FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali (on the left) with Royal Norewegian Ambassador to Fiji, Unni Klovstad (on the right) at FWCC Office in Suva today.

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In a bid to educate community based human rights workers around the country, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre in collaboration with Aspire Network started a four-day training workshop on human rights, gender issues and women’s rights at Suva’s Southern Cross Hotel today.

FWCC welcomes PM’s speech on family violence

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre welcomes the remarks by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on the problem of intimate partner violence in Fiji and across the Pacific.

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Second week of Regional Training Program

start date: 13th of April to the 8th of May-2015

For further information and pictures visit our Facebook page.

FWRM’s Program Director Michelle Reddy presenting on FWRM’s role and strategy and the Young Women’s Program

3rd week of Regional Training program with Peter Sipeli from the LGBTQI sector talks about his experiences and LGBTQI issues within the human rights framework.

FWCC Calls for More Sensitivity towards Children and Young People

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre expresses its condolences to the family of Lautoka student Navneeta Devi, who reportedly committed suicide on March 25 after she was allegedly shamed at school by a school teacher, who read out messages from her mobile phone to teachers and other students (Fiji Sun Wednesday 1 April 2015).

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The FWCC is pleased to be sponsoring the uniforms for the Mid Central Volleyball Association men’s and women’s teams. This is part of FWCC’s efforts to eliminate Violence Against Women through sports and using sports to raise awareness about the prevalence of violence against women and about what young people can do to prevent violence from occurring. FWCC Deputy Coordinator Vandhna Narayan presented the jerseys to the Mid Central volleyball teams at the FMF Gymnasium yesterday evening. This weekend is the Easter Tournament where 75 teams from the Western, Central and Eastern Divisions will be participating.

FWRM, FWCC continues to fight domestic violence

Source: Fiji TV

Source: Fiji TV

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West Papua Petition

PLEASE SUPPORT AND STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE
PEOPLE OF WEST PAPUA IN THEIR APPLICATION TO BE FULL
MEMBERS OF THE MELANESIAN SPEARHEAD GROUP.

Click the link below:

http://fijiwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/West-Papua-Petition.pdf

Co-ordinator Shamima Ali spoke at the first ever solidarity march and rally for a ‪#‎FreeWestPapua‬

For Confidential counselling, support and information call us on our 24-hour Confidential Lines

Suva: +(679) 331-3300 / +(679) 920-9470

Nadi: +(679) 670-7558 / +(679) 740-4760

Ba: +(679) 667-0466 / +(679) 923-9775

Rakiraki: +(679) 669-4012 / +(679) 912-9790

Labasa: +(679) 881-4609 / +(679) 937-7784

EMAIL US

Suva: fwcc@connect.com.fj

Ba: bwcc@connect.com.fj

Nadi: nadiwomen@connect.com.fj

Rakiraki: rwcc@connect.com.fj

Labasa: lwcc@connect.com.fj