Meet Our Team

Maria Nailevu

Maria Nailevu is the Management Collective Member to Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, grassroots and diverse feminist collective in Fiji working with at risk and marginalized women, including Lesbians, Bisexual, Transmasculine and gender non-confirming people (LBTI) women. She is a grassroots activist and social organiser in Fiji and the Pacific. Maria comes with more than 10 years of business management and gender and climate justice activism. Her work includes supporting the Pacific Urgent Action hub for Climate Justice , Pacific Islands Climate Action Networks (PICAN) and WGC/COP23 related climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) work, focal point to EU subproject on Access to Justice and Sexual Gender Based Violence emergent work. Maria is the Program Chair for the 2018 Pacific Human Rights Conference. She also provides support for SRHR Peer Support Group and the LBTI research in addition to community facilitation and online advocacy. Her work with community and women-led organization allows her to work closely with urban poor, rural and remote communities, social mobilizing and linking to key global intergovernmental spaces including the global Conference of Parties (COP) climate change negotiation process. Maria has a Diploma in Business Management with Fiji National University, a Cert IV in Youth Work with Australia Pacific Technical College and a Post Graduate Cert in Gender Studies with the University of the South Pacific.