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...
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)