‘If Women Stop, the World Stops’ concert

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Guests dance to celebrate the International Women’s Day organised by the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement at the Fiji Museum on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Picture: ATU RASEA

A concert to commemorate International Women’s Day was held at the Fiji Museum verandah today of whereby more than 150 women of all diversities showed up.

The ‘If Women Stop, the World Stops’ concert in solidarity with the Women’s Global Strike was used as a platform for women and girls to express their concerns around women’s human rights in Fiji.

The event saw the likes of popular local musicians led by veteran Laisa Vulakoro, Georgina Ledua, Etta Gonerogo, Milika Roro, Talei Draunibaka, Paulini Bautani, new talent Harsha Harsmeetal and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement’s Laisa Bulatale.

Speakers from different organisations also used the concert as their space to advocate and voice their opinions on issues around rape, gender discrimination, gender injustice, disability issues, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and more.

The event was supported by the We Rise Coalition and UN Women Pacific Partnership Programme.