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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) calls on Fiji's military regime to end its harassment of Imrana Jalal and all women human rights defenders.
Four women human rights defenders from northern Colombia have been threatened in an email sent to one of them, Jackeline Rojas Castañeda. Her two bodyguards were also threatened.
Recently, there is a possibility that UN Radio might terminate the UN Radio program, “Women,” from the English service. This program has been around for decades and the UN has allotted it less air-time throughout the years. Women's media are constantly denied press passes to cover press conferences and events hosted by the UN.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
“While both the organisations sent in our full documents to the Commission on the 10th, as per the deadline for written documents, due to time constraints, we chose to highlight a few of the main points in our oral presentation today,” said FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali.
An interview with Sharon Bhagwan Rolls of femLINKPACIFIC, a feminist communications organisation in Fiji.
AWID: Last month, there was a military coup in Fiji, the fourth in 22 years. What is the situation at the moment?
Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the Olympics.
The Fiji's Women's Rights Movement's (FWRM) retreat and planning at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbor was shut down by police. Two staff members were taken in for questioning. It was noted that another NGO was holding a strategic planning event at the same venue and this event was not interrupted or by the Police.