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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...
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The 14 PICTs covered by the Fiji MCO are vastly diverse in relation to linguistics, socio-economic and natural environment, politics and culture. Most PICTs have small populations, based on numerous outer islands or atolls, spread over large distances, with few transport or communication resources, limited government services and often a dependence on imported basic goods.