The Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Fiji

Violence against girls is also a serious problem in the Pacific. In Vanuatu and Solomon Islands more than 30 per cent of women reported they had been sexually abused before their 15th birthday. In Kiribati and Fiji the number was 20 per cent.

Gender-based violence brings with it a raft of consequences for the individuals involved, their families and communities, as well as at regional and national levels. It has a substantial economic impact through increased healthcare, social services, and policing costs...

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Fiji; Kiribati; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 13

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)