Upholding Citizens’ Constitutional Rights for Democratic Consolidation in Fiji (C3)
The C3 (Fiji) Project relates directly to the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) global objective of consolidating democracy in Fiji. Specifically, it responds to the emphasis in EIDHR 2014-2020 on cooperation between CSOs, local authorities, relevant state institutions, and vulnerable groups. It aims to increase voters’ and citizens’ knowledge of their constitutional rights and of elections in the lead up to the 2018 elections and provide guidance about ways in which those rights can be exercised both before and after the election. The Project provides opportunities for CSOs to strengthen networks and institutional capacity, develop collaborative networks and relations across the sector, and improve collaboration with state entities.
A special role for International IDEA will be to facilitate mutual working relationships amongst these stakeholders and provide knowledge resources on elections and democracy. In the pre-election period, the Project will provide assistance to the FEC and FEO in producing and disseminating information about the electoral process and in engaging the public through meetings in various parts of the country and in universities and disparate communities, including vulnerable groups.
The Project also ensures that gender equality and women’s participation is mainstreamed, through engagement with women as candidates and as voters. This is achieved with a deliberate focus/approach on women’s’ participation in various project activities, MP's and government officials; inclusion of community groups representing women; and gathering gender based disaggregated data. Implementer: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Read More...
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