Fiji
Fiji
Population
874,742
Region
East Asia & Pacific
Income Group
Upper middle income
% of Women in the Workforce
41%
% of Women in the Workforce
41%

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QuestionAnswerSource
Constitutional rights  
Is there a non-discrimination clause in the constitution? YesConstitution of Fiji, Art. 38(2)
If there is a non-discrimination clause in the constitution, does it explicitly mention gender? YesConstitution of Fiji, Art. 38 (2)
Does the constitution guarantee equality before the law? YesConstitution of Fiji, Art. 38 (1)
Is customary law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? YesConstitution of Fiji, Art. 186
If customary law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? NoConstitution of Fiji, Art. 38(8)(a)
Is personal law recognized as a valid source of law under the constitution? NoConstitution of Fiji
If personal law is a valid source of law, is it considered invalid if it violates constitutional provisions on non-discrimination or equality? N/A 
Quotas  
What are the legal quotas for women on corporate boards? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in parliament? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
What are the legal quotas for women in local government? N/ANo applicable provisions could be located
Rights of married and unmarried women  
Can an unmarried woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? YesPassport Act
Passport application form
Can a married woman apply for a passport in the same way as a man? NoPassport application form
Can an unmarried woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can a married woman apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man? N/A 
Can an unmarried woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside the country in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman travel outside her home in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman get a job or pursue a trade or profession in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman sign a contract in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman register a business in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman open a bank account in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman choose where to live in the same way as a man? YesNo restrictions could be located
Can an unmarried woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship of Fiji Decree, 2009, Arts. 6 and 8
Can a married woman confer citizenship to her children in the same way as a man? YesCitizenship of Fiji Decree, 2009, Arts. 6 and 8
Can an unmarried woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Can a married woman be "head of household" or "head of family" in the same way as a man? N/ANo restrictions could be located
Division of responsibility within marriage  
There is no preference for naturalization given to spouses. Can a married woman convey citizenship to her non-national spouse in the same way as a man?
YesCitizenship of Fiji Decree, 2009, Arts 8(7)-(9)
Are married women required by law to obey their husbands? NoNo applicable provisions could be located
Do married couples jointly share legal responsibility for financially maintaining the family's expenses? YesFamily Law Act, 2003, Art. 41