Welcome to the National Council of Women Fiji
The NCWF is a non-governmental organisation that was established in 1968 to be the focal point for the women of Fiji. Today it is one of the strongest bodies in the country that voices Fiji women's concerns. It is also the umbrella organisation of women NGO's in Fiji.
Nature Of The Council
The Council is a national coordinating body of women's organisations/groups in Fiji.
The Council acts as a national forum providing women of Fiji with a collective voice to speak out and take action on issues of local, national and international concerns.
The Council is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit and non-government organisation
Aims of the Council
To promote the interests of women in particular that of women with disabilities, the girl child and the marginalised
To advocate on behalf of women and children to ensure development efforts produce sustainable and justly distributed improvements to the quality of life for all Fiji citizens.
Objectives Of The Council
To promote solidarity and unity amongst women for the advancement of women's status in Fiji.
To conduct research on the needs of women and the girl-child
To monitor, analyse and take appropriate action on non government policies and programs that impact on women and the girl-child.
To mobilise and organise resources for action
To collect and distribute information
To facilitate active networking between women's organisations in Fiji.
To work in cooperation with other organisations having similar aims as the Council.
To maintain links with the International Councils of Women and the National Women's Umbrella bodies in other countries.
To promote the recognition and support of the Council's aims and objectives by the government agencies, private sector organisations, regional and international bodies and the public at large.
There are seven key areas that the NCW Fiji affiliates focus their projects on .
These are listed below:
Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
Education and Training
Poverty Alleviation & Economic Empowerment of Women
Education and Training - Civic Education was conducted by the NCWFIji from 2012-2016 as part of the UNDEF United Nations Democracy Fund Project and this was conducted throughout the country.
Early Childgood Education: A project on Early Childhood Education was conducted with the help of the Catholic Women's League, TISI Sangam and Methodist Women's Fellowship.the project is ongoing.
Elimination of Violence against women and girls: Literature was produced nd training conducted all over the country for women youths and young women.THE EVAW council was also seconded to certain primary schools and communities to help in counselling.
Guidance and Counselling Skills Training on Child Abuse for Affiliates
Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation; Women are given an opportunity to produce and sell their wares at the monthly market of the National Council of Women Fiji.This is done in collaboration with the indigenous women's organization Soqosoqo Vakamarama I Taukei and the YWCA Young Women's Christian Association.
Women in Politics Project - Educating women on local and national governing institutions, electoral systems and radio programs in vernacular on the Local Government Procedures, awareness programs, voter education workshops three year campaign will be launched in to be launched in August2017.
Information dissemination.There are many modes and this is done via the social media on Facebook pages NCWFiji, Civic Education and Empowerment for more women parliamentarians, Violence is not the Answer,From school to parliament and Young National Council of Women.
IN addition there is a monthly newsletter and there are roadshows and brochures disseminated on the work of council.
A Young National Council of Women Commitee was set up as a result of the UNDEF project and currently the committee are volunteers.Membership is open to young people from ages 18-35 and members can contact the coordinator for activity updates.