In response to the 2000 coup in Fiji and the ensuing violence, femLINKPACIFIC was formed with the aim of giving a voice to women affected by the crisis. Since 2007, the organisation has become more structured focusing on the development of women’s rights, peace and security. FemLINKPACIFIC accepted the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 as a framework for its work which provided an impetus for undertaking regional work in the Pacific. FemLINKPACIFIC aims to nest the Community Empowerment for Peace and Security Programme (CEPSP) in a number of international, regional and national frameworks.
This evaluation focused on the component of femLINKPACIFIC that was funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme: the implementation of the CEPSP in Fiji. The evaluation aimed to:
Examine the programme’s design and implementation, and assess the extent to which it has achieved its original goals and objectives.
Assess the development impact of the programme, the level of demand from programme stakeholders and whether the programme is still relevant.
Analyse the effectiveness of femLINKPACIFIC’s management.
Utilize femLINKPACIFIC’S work as a case study for the advancement of gender equity, development and peace through community media.