Virisila Buadromo

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Virisila Buadromo with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2008

Virisila Buadromo is a human rights activist from Fiji. In 2008 she received the International Women of Courage Award. [1]

Work[change | change source]

In 2001 she became the Executive Director of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement. This organization helps women by changing laws and policies. [1]

After the Fiji government changed in December 2006, Buadromo had difficulty with the new government.[2] Buadromo made the program larger by starting the Emerging Leaders Forum, a program for young women.[1] the Emerging Leaders Forum is a one-year program. It works with Fiji’s family law.[3]

Buadromo is also chairperson of the Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights.[4]

Awards[change | change source]

  • Women Have Wings Courage Award, Oxfam, 2012. [5]
  • International Women of Courage Award, U.S State Department, 2008.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "Truth for Fiji - COWARD DICTATOR".
    Truth for Fiji
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  3. "Virisila Buadromo Carries On Fiji's Warrior Tradition".
  4. "Virisila Buadromo". Conciliation Resources.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "A woman of courage". Oxfam New Zealand.