Gender and Race in Post Coup D’Etat Fiji: Snapshots from the Fiji Islands

Imrana Jalal

This paper considers some aspects of the subtle intersections between race and democracy and their effects on the pursuit of gender equality for women in Fiji. As in most countries, women in Fiji are not defined only by their sex but by many forces and the interplay between them. In Fiji these forces include the consequences of colonisation and the British divide-and-rule policy, the loss of democracy and the vulnerability to coups, social and economic class, ethnicity, poverty, religious fundamentalism and race. The women’s NGO (non-government organisation) movement views political stability based on democracy as a precondition for the attainment of women’s rights. Two massive political upheavals, seemingly racially motivated coups and the loss of democracy, ih 1987 and 2000 have derailed feminist progress and given rise to questions of campaigning priorities in times of instability: gender versus the political.

There are no downloads available
Research Type(s)
Journal Article
Submitted by Toksave
March 22, 2021
Published in

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

What are you looking for?

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Filter by Categories

Sort by Categories

Filter by Year

Sort by Year

Filter by Review Status

Sort by Review

Filter by Country

Sort Country Popup