Maria Nailevu, September 2018, Taveuni, Fiji 10th March 2018 will be etched in the mind of 40 women from 15 villages on the island of Taveuni, who held their first International Women’s Day March. As far as we know, this is the first women's human rights march held on the island. It will not be … Continue reading 1o5c Talanoa Reports: Women of Taveuni Island March for Gender, Ecological and Climate Justice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYf4yIYHVws&feature=youtu.be "Sister of Ocean and sand, I offer you these rocks...the foundation of my home. May the same unshakable foundation connect us, make us stronger than the colonizing monsters that still, to this day, devour our lives." Note: This is a re-posted video from the 350 Indonesia YouTube channel, shared with us by permission of … Continue reading Rise: From One Island to Another
Noelene Nabulivou, Suva Fiji 16 September 2018 Pacific Women are fed up and mobilising in growing numbers. Enough of climate inaction, enough of the lies and enough of finance promises without delivery. Most of all, enough of the duplicity. Rich countries and corporations and elites in the economic South - you have already taken too … Continue reading Demands of Pacific Women – Rise for Climate Justice, Every Day!
Viva Tatawaqa, Fiji As a young Pacific Island women from Fiji , the work on Climate Justice is something I hold very close to my heart and I relate my activism work on in an interlinkage approach. This began 5 years ago when I was part of the organising team for the Pacific Partnership … Continue reading My Ocean Matters !
Vika Kalokalo, Fiji Climate change to my understanding is the change in weather patterns over time, which often cause change in environment surrounding the people, the land and the ocean. And we humans are causing this change. I grew up in the outskirts of Suva Fiji. Our community was surrounded by trees and streams. We … Continue reading Climate has Changed, My Environment Has Changed – Wake up to Climate Change !
Sereima Damuni, Raiwaqa, Fiji I live in Raiwaqa in Fiji. I am a community worker as well as a Management Collective of Diverse Voices and Action for Equality (DIVA). I care about my family and especially my daughter who is 4 years old. I want her to grow up in a world that has fertile … Continue reading Learning and Acting on Climate Change – My Personal Journey
Avoid the Manels and Wanels at COP23: You know those #Manels - The pervasive all-men panels we continue to try to end? At #COP23 there are also far too many #Wanels - panels of all white people. This is especially the case for Government-led and development agency convened sessions. It reflects problems of continued tech-ing … Continue reading Avoid the Manels and Wanels at COP23
05th Nov 2017. Bonn, Germany. In the streets of Bonn City yesterday, DIVA for Equality Management Collective member Maria Nailevu from Fiji, and activists from Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD), Pacific Climate Action Network (PICAN), Pacific Climate Warriors and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) marched alongside 25,000 other climate … Continue reading Public Claims, Climate Justice Calls on the Streets of Germany During COP23!
Qamea Island is located at the North of Taveuni and is surrounded by hills (some as high as 300 meters in height) and steep valleys. Wild fauna has been noted to have survived better in Qamea, compared to other areas of Fiji, as the mongoose are not present in the island, a species that usually … Continue reading Pacific Island Women – Ecological Defenders
In these final weeks before UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany (5-17 Nov 2017), please save the dates and times for these three events co-convened by DIVA for Equality, as convenors of Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD), and working as part of Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN), the UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency and Women's … Continue reading DIVA for Equality and Pacific Partnerships on Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD) @ COP23