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New Data on Women’s Experiences and Men’s Perpetration of Violence Inform Approaches to Prevent Family Violence in South Tarawa, Kiribati

Monday, August 3, 2020

For the first time ever, prevalence data is available on men’s use of violence, alongside women’s experience of violence in Kiribati. This data and its key findings are from the ‘South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in Kiribati’ which collected data related to community attitudes and behaviours on violence against women and girls in South Tarawa.

Across the Pacific, crisis centres respond to COVID-19 amid natural disasters

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gender-based violence crisis centres from six countries in the Pacific have faced not only the COVID-19 crisis, but also in some countries, the dual impact of a tropical cyclone. UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme works in close collaboration with government, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls, and increase access to quality response services for survivors, especially during emergencies.

President to launch the Strengthening Peaceful Village project to support safer homes and villages free from domestic violence

Friday, June 21, 2019

More than 90 people living in villages in South Tarawa are taking the lead to promote gender equality and to ensure safe and peaceful families and homes.

Kiribati launch of the new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Friday, June 21, 2019

The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) programme was launched nationally in Tarawa today by the President of the Republic of Kiribati, His Excellency Taneti Maamau.

Ways to Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Samoa and Kiribati

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This new toolkits provide country-specific guidance and are translated into the Samoan and iKiribati languages, building on the success of the Fijian toolkit launched in 2015. They are developed by the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) in partnership with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) and the national disabled persons organisations Nuanua O Le Alofa (NOLA) in Samoa and Te Toa Matoa (TTM) in Kiribati. The project was supported by the Pacific Regional Ending Violence Against Women Facility Fund, a UN Women project formerly funded by the Australian Government.

More coordinated services for Kiribati women and girl survivors of violence

Monday, November 26, 2018

Tarawa, Kiribati — Women and children in Kiribati confronted by violence will have improved access to more timely and relevant services across government and civil society agencies. The Kiribati Government through Ministry of Women, Youth, Sport and Social Affairs (MWYSSA) has launched its Kiribati Standard Operating Procedures for Gender-Based Violence Response, in partnership with the SafeNet network of government and non-government frontline service providers and UN Women. The...

More support for Kiribati women and children survivors of violence

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Women and children affected by violence have increased access to services and support in Tarawa with the new Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre opening 31 January. Women and children seeking assistance can visit the Centre in Bairiki, Tarawa, or phone its 191 Helpline number, or 750-21000 landline. At the official opening of the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre (KWCSC), the Australian High Commissioner to Kiribati, Mr Bruce Cowled, officially opened the Centre...

Rural Communities in Fiji to be solar electrified by Barefoot College Women Graduates

Friday, September 14, 2012

Joint Press Release: Ministry of Social Welfare, Women & Poverty Alleviation, UN Women, the Indian High Commission and Barefoot College.

UN Women Convenes Consultations on Eliminating and Preventing Violence against Women and Girls in Fiji and Six Other Pacific Islands States

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

UN Women is hosting a series of consultations throughout the Pacific this week on the theme of eliminating and preventing violence against women and girls.

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