Help keep women and girls safe and support them in rebuilding their families

On Saturday 20 February 2016, Fiji was hit by one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Wind gusts of over 300kmph flattened villages, destroyed crops and damaged critical infrastructure. Around 98% of the population has been affected, the majority of whom are women and children.

The women of Fiji already faced rates of violence double the global average and the aftermath of the cyclone puts women at an even greater risk of sexual or physical assault, even as they work to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

Women in Fiji need somewhere to turn if they experience violence and support in rebuilding their livelihoods

UN Women is providing organisations with the funds and technical support they need to continue offering essential services to the women and girls of Fiji, while also working with local partners to create temporary market spaces that give women opportunities to sell their produce and access essential information about relief and protection services.

Your tax-deductible contribution will support UN Women’s emergency relief and recovery efforts in Fiji, to protect the most vulnerable women and girls.