Legitimacy matters for peace. It defines the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and communities. The new edition of Accord focuses on legitimacy, and the ways that it can help build more equitable and sustainable peace.
A diverse group of participants from across the country are taking part in the Fiji Young Women's Forum. This three-day event provides a space for young women leaders to come together to discuss the specific needs that they have in common, & share perspectives ahead of Fiji’s first election since 2006
During a three-day People’s Forum, more than forty civil society representatives met in Suva to share ideas on Fiji's constitutional reform process. To stimulate further discussion the workshop’s outcomes statement is available, along with a paper analysing the key provisions in the government’s own newly published draft constitution.
A series of important dialogue events are now in progress that will help shape Fiji's governance, and restore democracy for the first time since the 2006 coup. Every Fijian has the opportunity to make their voice heard on these vital issues – the Constitution Commission, including chairman Yash Ghai, is gathering opinions from all sections of society.
At the turn of 2011, Fiji's Prime Minister Bainimarama announced the imminent commencement of consultations for a new constitution. Elections are to follow in 2014. Our partner the Citizens' Constitutional Forum (CCF) urges that processes for formulating Fiji's next constitution must be led by the citizens of Fiji. Find out about the baseline survey that CCF has recently carried out to measure and understand change in community attitudes to human rights, good governance and citizenship.
This September Conciliation Resources and our Fiji-based partners the Citizens’ Constitutional Forum (CCF) are in Auckland, New Zealand for the annual Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting. CCF are making the case for its members to show their commitment to regional peace and security by pushing for peoples’ participation in dialogue across conflict divides and internal reform processes.