Freeskools & Feminist training and development
All of the work of DIVA for Equality is based on rich, feminist knowledge-generation and sharing
Nationally, our networks are growing rapidly as more grassroots activists and women-led groups join the eight
Notably, our eight LBTQ+ hubs are active and influential as people with non-heteronormative SOGIESC Fijians
We have seen a corresponding increase in local groups organising as our LGBTQI+ led Hubs grow and have accompanied many activists and groups
We are also particularly pleased to have worked over the past 7 years in strong partnership with Na I Soqosoqo Vakamarama I Taukei who are the oldest, largest Indigenous women’s network in Fiji, with groups in almost all 1,193 villages in Fiji.
We are also a member of the Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights and have extensive regional networks including work with Youngsolwara
We are also integrating women’s leadership and gender responsive input into national climate change policies with multiple processes
We are facilitating four wellknown regional feminist, human rights and development justice framed CSO networks that have advanced a number of areas for Pacific women
Pacific Partnerships on Gender,
Climate Change and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD) into the SIDS S.A.M.O.A PATHWAY/Conference,
Pacific Feminist CSW Informal Network and Pacific Feminist Community of Practice.
In these roles we collaborate and engage daily with numerous Pacific islanders and Pacific CSOs and have moved
We are strongly affiliated and actively engage in global feminist and progressive social movements through the
As of 2020 through to 2025, DIVA for Equality is now a global Co-lead of the Gender Equality Forum (GEF) Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice which entails engagement with Government, UN agencies and other institutions as well as with civil society groups.
There are many further sets of feminist knowledge-sharing and transfer work on which we work, and our services, advocacy, action and movement-building arise from this ‘thinking about thinking’ and pedagogies of equity, liberation and justice. Onward.
We are working on 8 key areas for the coming 5 years, 4 global and 4 regional:
i) We want to ensure human rights and gender justice, loss and damage and the 1.5 trajectory are uppermost in our demands.
ii) We want to support and help fund Pacific SIDS autonomous organising on climate justice;
iii) We will collaborate more with South-south organising groups;
iv) and ensure increased direct channels of finance for gender-just climate solutions focusing on grassroots, local and indigenous women and girls in the Majority South and South in the North.
v) We want to bring together climate and biodiversity protection work to stop the extinction of over 200 species per day.
vi) We are investing in knowledge hubs and digital platforms focusing on grassroots and indigenous women and girls.
vii) Leveraging, strengthening and scaling up the ability of women and girls to achieve resource independence and influence climate and environment policy planning at all levels
viii) and increasing financial and technical support for data production on gender-environment nexus and for their use for informing gender-responsive policies, strategies and advocacy actions, focusing on all regions.