Fiji Multi-country Office Annual Report for 2014

There has been progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Pacific, but it still remains a key challenge. The Millennium Development Goals have helped create awareness and gain political support for efforts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development across the globe. However, with the Millennium Development Goals coming to a close in 2015, the Pacific region’s progress towards achieving targets has been slow and uneven and many gender disparities still persist.

Women in the Pacific still face unequal access to productive resources and low levels of employment outside the informal sector. The Pacific has the world’s lowest number of women in parliaments and violence against women is at pandemic levels. Many women face cultural, economic and systematic barriers which include little or no access to decent work, land and financial resources, leadership...

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Fiji; Cook Islands; Marshall Islands; Micronesia, Federated States of; Samoa; Kiribati; Nauru; Palau; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tokelau; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Niue

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Annual reports

Publication year: 2015

Number of pages: 29