Virisila Buadromo

Fijian journalist and activist

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

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

WorkEdit

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]

AwardsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.