Pacific Partnership Country Summaries

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Fiji MCO, Pacific Community, and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Pacific region has some of the highest rates of violence against women recorded in the world – twice the global average with an estimated two in every three Pacific women impacted by gender-based violence. Along with high rates of violence – a grave human rights violation - women and girls in the Pacific region experience constant and continual inequalities including low levels of participation in decision-making, limited economic opportunities, and restricted access to critical services and rights.

The Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors.

The Pacific Partnership is funded primarily by the European Union, and the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, and UN Women, and is led by the Pacific Community (SPC), UN Women and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

These country summaries give an overview of Pacific Partnership’s work under way in Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

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

Resource type: Briefs

Publication year: 2020