Since 1996 the Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji (RFHAF) has been committed to the reproductive and sexual health and rights of individuals, families, high need groups and the broader community.
We fight for priority populations, including young people; those living in rural and remote communities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; and people with disabilities. Our focus adapts rapidly to areas of emerging need. We have been increasing our services in Fiji and the Pacific where reproductive and sexual health needs are great.
This is a contributing factor to the high number of teenage pregnancies, which in 2013, according to the Health Status Report, was 40.1% With 46% of Fiji’s population below the age of 25, it is crucial now more than ever that Fiji look towards providing better SRH education for this key demographic. (Bureau of Statistics Population and Housing Census 2017).
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Sexual and reproductive health and rights continues to be an issue of concern for women,men and members of the LGBTQI community. A key issue in Fiji is the lack of access for young people to adequate information about sexuality.
Fiji currently has over 200,000 young people enrolled between primary and secondary education
These students are spread throughout 900 schools throughout the country and its four divisions.