About the Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund
The Pacific Regional Ending Violence against Women Facility Fund, also known as the Pacific Regional EVAW Facility Fund, is a specialized regional facility to support Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG) using a human rights and gender-responsive approach. A human rights and gender-responsive approach is a way to implement programmes that seeks to redress discriminatory gender practices and empower disadvantaged women and girls, allowing them to participate effectively in development interventions and affect policy-making as rights-holders. It requires those who can improve lives to fulfil their obligations, work towards improving the lives of women and girls, and overcome a history of violence.
The Pacific Regional EVAW Facility Fund aims to operate as an effective catalyst, enabling translation of national governments’ regional and national commitments to ending VAWG in eight Pacific Island countries, namely, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.
The ultimate goal of the Pacific Regional EVAW Facility Fund and for UN Women globally, is to prevent VAWG and expand the provision of and access to rights-based and gender responsive services for survivors of VAWG. The Pacific Regional Facility Fund’s theory of change is that, through increased funding and capacity development, national and local governments and civil society organisations in the Pacific will provide more effective, comprehensive, and holistic services to survivors of violence, their families and their communities, and develop prevention strategies to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
Governments (national and local) and civil society organisations (CSOs) from 8 countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, PNG, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu) are eligible to apply. Eligible organisations will be selected through an open and competitive process and will be supported through a package of financial and capacity development support to enable them to carry out successful preventive interventions, provide high quality services to survivors of violence, and effectively lobby for a strengthened response to VAWG.
The Pacific Regional EVAW Facility Fund offers selected grantees financial support (grants between USD 10,000 - 100,000) for projects of 1-3 years in duration.
- Expanding Pacific Efforts to End Violence Against Women and Girls
- UN Women Workshop to Deepen Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls Held in Nadi, Fiji
- Innovative Efforts to End Violence Against Women In The Pacific
- Scaling up Pacific Efforts to End Violence Against Women and Girls
- Reaching Out to Women with Disabilities in the Outer Islands
- Community Leaders Receive Gender Sensitization Training
- Using performing arts to end Violence against Women in Papua New Guinea
- UN Women grant takes the issue of violence against women and girls into the classrooms