A Pacific Regional Consultation on Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls

To advance the regional dialogue and action on primary prevention, UN Women convened a three-day consultation bringing together key stakeholders from the region to discuss current prevention programming practice, and hear from global practitioners and researchers working on violence prevention. Forty-two participants attended from across seven countries. The content and agenda were developed in collaboration with different members of the women’s movement in the Pacific and built on other regional meetings such as the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women (PWNAVAW) 7th meeting. Donors and development partners from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the U.S. Embassy, and the European Union also attended. The three overarching objectives for the consultation were to:

  • Engage in critical conversations and knowledge sharing on current approaches to violence prevention
  • Strengthen collective understandings of what a transformational approach to violence prevention includes
  • Develop principles to guide prevention work in the Pacific

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Geographic coverage: Fiji
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