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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.
Nearly 2000 calls have been received in the first five months of the Samoa Victim Support Group’s 24-Hour Help Line Service
An initiation of self-help groups, collectives of women and men who work together to produce agricultural products, raise livestock, fish, and even create bricks for infrastructural development has changed not only the financial situation, but the gender division of labour of many communities in poverty-stricken Memo village of Timor-Leste.