Down By The River Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response.

Author:

Dwyer, E. and Woolf, L.

Editor:

First

Date:

2018

Region:

Oceania

Theme:

Gender Identities and Expression, Sexual Orientations and Disasters

Language:

English

Publisher:

Oxfam Australia

Full Harvard Reference:

Dwyer, E. and Woolf, L. (2018) Down By The River Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response. Oxfam Australia, Edge Effect.

This project used a storytelling research methodology to work with people with diverse Sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics – SOGIESC, in three locations in Fiji. We learned together about life experiences before, during and after Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated parts of Fiji in 2016. This report highlights those stories, reviews LGBTIQ+ exclusion in humanitarian policy and practice in Fiji and globally, and provides recommendations for traditional humanitarian actors, for strengthening community response and for further research.