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Rise Beyond the Reef

Fiji Islands
Women Survivors of Human-Trafficking

Helping remote Pacific communities rise.

Rise Beyond the Reef (RBTR), founded in 2013, addresses rural remote Pacific communities’ unique development needs. They focus on improving women and children’s lives through ecologically sustainable income-generating projects using traditional skills and materials, while addressing gender inequities, building women leaders, and highlighting women and girls facing domestic violence.

Their development model begins with qualitative studies, revealing such local concerns as poor roads, inadequate education/training, depopulation resulting from young people leaving for wage employment, flooding, landslides, and scarce opportunities.

Programs focus on community needs while addressing global climate change impacts and international sustainable development goals.

Rise Beyond the Reef