Fiji Women's Crisis Centre [FWCC]

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre is a women’s rights organization working towards the elimination of violence against women in Fiji and the Pacific.
Established in 1984, the FWCC has been targeting the issue of violence against women from a women’s rights and development perspective.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre also have branches in Nadi, Ba and Labasa.

Nadi Women’s Crisis Centre.
84 Sagayam Road
PO Box 2663, Nadi.
Tel/Fax: (679) 670 7558

Established in November 2003, the Nadi Women’s Crisis Centre is funded by the New Zealand Government through its aid agency, the New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID). The centre serves the cane-belt areas from Lautoka, Nadi to Sigatoka. This includes surrounding villages and rural settlements.

Ba Women’s Crisis Centre.
21 Navatu Street
Varadoli
PO Box 3127. Ba
Tel: (679) 667 0466
Fax: (679) 667 8389

In 1991, concerned at the huge increase in violent assaults against women in Ba, the late social worker Veena Singh sought the support of women from the Soroptimist Club of Ba to meet and discuss ways to establish a crisis counselling service. With the help of the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre in Suva and resource persons from the area, a two-week training workshop was held for 40 women in February 1992.
This led to the establishment of a small group of women, working on a voluntary basis, who provided counselling to those in need. Later in 1992, an office with part-time staff was opened through the assistance of overseas donors and fundraising by the Soroptimist Club.
Today, the centre is run as a collective, with full-time staff and volunteers.

Labasa Women’s Crisis Centre.
Bayly House, Siberia Road
PO Box 4029
Labasa.
Tel/Fax: (679) 881 4609

In 1991, after attending a counsellor training workshop and awareness raising on violence against women, a small group of volunteers started to work with individual victims and began speaking to women’s groups and at schools. Other women became interested and in May 1994, 28 women formed the Labasa Women’s Crisis Centre following training with FWCC. The volunteers used a home and telephone as their contact to counsel women, accompany them to court, conduct fund-raising activities and give talks to community groups and schools. Today, the Labasa centre is run as a collective, with full-time staff and volunteers.