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What is the real impact of violence against women?

By SIAN ROLLS It’s day three and I’m starting to feel the fatigue. Keeping my ears to the ground, reading and trying to keep everything flagged and organised for the next 13 days is starting to take its toll. Violence is not palatable. It doesn’t make you feel good when you hear about it. Domestic, sexual, psychological, structural or whatever ... Read More »

The history behind the 16 days of activism

By SIAN ROLLS It’s the second of the 16 days of activism and with nothing in particular to celebrate, I figured it was time for a little bit of history. The whole campaign started in 1991, developing out of the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. While initially championed by activists, lawyers, policymakers, ... Read More »

A day with many meanings

By SIAN ROLLS It’s the 25th of November and that means several things to me. Firstly, it’s my grandmother’s 76th birthday so we as a family need to find somewhere to sit down to dinner to celebrate her life in all its majesty. Secondly, it is the school prizegiving for my cousins so dinner will not only include several walks ... Read More »

Cathedral retains win at Tadra Kahani

Cathedral Secondary School defended their title at the Tadra-Kahani ‘Dream Story Stage Show’  this year after a brilliant  performance on stage highlighting the  issue of violence against women in Fiji. With the theme ‘Abolish Violence Against Women,’ their show had a dark, exciting and also a tinge of sadness to their play  which the  students captured perfectly with their dance ... Read More »

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