We are Pacific feminists from Fiji using intergenerational, intersectional and interlinked feminist principles to define and create work toward our vision:

‘All women, all people, all human rights, social, economic, ecological and climate justice, everywhere.’

We use a praxis of action and reflection cycles to develop, refine and strengthen our work, since 2011, in Fiji. Our work is local, national, regional and global, as our politics, time, energy and resources allow. We are guided by our Collective networks and the communities in which we live in small island States and the feminist, socialist and ecological and other social movements to which belong.

When we started in 2011, many Collective members were younger, street-present, disillusioned

with the ways society in Fiji functioned but still tied into so many of the socio-economic and ecological realities of life. For the first few years the Collective did many Freeskools and feminist learning work to develop our internal politics, structure, process and content. Many members came and went and network numbers grew. The development of DIVA’s intersectionality and interlinkage approach since 2014 has further strengthened all of the work of DIVA for Equality and enabled us to work well on many and linked aspects of human rights and justice. DIVA for Equality became stronger on climate and ecological justice work over time, by necessity as the climate emergency has deepened and the loss and damage worse for all of us in small islands, and especially at-risk, marginalised and communities vulnerable to loss and damage. Meanwhile, the material and structural focus of feminist intergenerational, intersectional and interlinkage work has grown stronger, and our ties from and to Indigenous and local communities.

Since 2014 we have also been building a clearer set of DIVA for Equality work-streams

with connected programmes and stand-alone projects growing over time as the network grows, and also becoming more connected and layered. Accordingly, these programmes now have a growing set of resources that allow DIVA for Equality to participate more fully and consistently in policy influence, advocacy and movement building activities over time, while recognising the difficulties of grassroots base-building, mobilisation and organising. As our internal and external knowledge and resources grow we engage more with communities, other CSOs and INGOs, CROP agencies, UN agencies, and of course Governments including our own in Fiji and the Pacific. We've been able to draft position statements more regularly, meet with various groups to advocate more strategically. We are focused on finetuning and developing visual concept aids for evidence based, strong, understandable and recognisable feminist sessions and tools, that we use in various parts of programmes.

This has resulted in more interactions with Fiji and other Governments, UN agencies, CROP agencies

including PIFS, SPC and others, and national, regional and global movement coalitions and initiatives. We are engaged in various sector specific and cross-sectoral, identity based, human rights feminist, human rights, economic, ecological and climate initiatives. Since 2016, we have extended our work to participate in global, regional and national intergovernmental and high level/expert meetings, provide technical input sessions, trainings and events, and accompaniment for more Indigenous, local women and people to directly voice their views, and for pro-poor and grassroots analysis and action to influence development and human rights processes, and articulate development alternatives.

Climate Justice

The 13th Triennial Conference

DHIVE Community Centre

We have a new community centre from which all operations and programmes are currently run,

and this includes a drop-in centre being established with a ‘Freeshop’ (Economic redistribution; Items all free to donate/ browse and pick up by at-risk and marginalized households in the Western division). This includes free shoes and clothes for job interviews, non-perishable food, children's area, etc. A ‘Just Fixes’ Para-legal and Community Information Centre, a Multi-use activism room for DRR Response, Campaign meetings, Arts, Library for children and adults -especially books on gender justice, movement work, feminism, wellbeing, health, women's health, fiction, politics, vernacular, arts and music, skillbuilding, practical information for life and home, Pacific, herbalism, permaculture, agroecology, etc. and Training Room (Online and offline services), as well as Administration and staff resource offices, kitchen, storage, etc.

There is also a large green area and garden, including a small food garden. We will be developing an outdoor Wellbeing area, in the second half of 2022.

DIVA for Equality Workstreams

The main areas of DIVA’s Fiji and Pacific work are:

Workstream 1 - Achieving Universal Human Rights, LGBTQI Human Rights, Bodily Autonomy, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Health, SGBV, EVAW, and Access to Justice​
Freedom Bus

Freedom Bus

Freedom Bus The “Fiji Women’s Freedom Buses” campaign was carried out in Fiji to push visibility further than
National Action Plan

National Action Plan

Fiji National Action Plan (NAP) to Prevent Violence against All Women and Girls The Ministry
FNU- SOGIESC Training

FNU- SOGIESC Training

SOGIESC Training with the Fiji National University staff We have been conducting SOGIESC training with
Fiji Police – SOGIESC

Fiji Police – SOGIESC

SOGIESC training with the Fiji Police Force As part of DIVA’s ongoing work on feminist
Workstream 2 - Strengthening Linkages between Gender, Solidarity Economics, Climate and Ecological Justice​
Women Defend Commons

Women Defend Commons

WDC  DIVA developed, supported and facilitated the emergent Women Defend Commons (WDC) network of climate
Poverty to Power

Poverty to Power

Poverty to Power The Poverty to Power network has emerged out of work by DIVA
Fiji Women Builders

Fiji Women Builders

Fiji Women Builders DIVA for Equality work on gender, construction and housing started with DIVA
Workstream 3 - Transforming Feminist Activism, Social Organizing, South Resistance and Liberation Movements​
Panicake Tournament

Panicake Tournament

  Panicake Tournament Some of DIVA for Equality work is linked to the longtime interest

CSW61 - New York

Workstream 4 - Urgent Action on Human Rights, Loss and Damage. Just Fixes: Making Rights Real​
Urgent Action

Urgent Action

The fourth workstream for DIVA for Equality is about urgent action – human rights violations
LoveMeals

LoveMeals

LoveMeals Since 2015 DIVA for Equality 2015 has created and grown a networked mutual aid
Workstream 5 - Organisational Strengthening and Sustainability​