Pacific Women commits AU$320 million to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women. It supports 14 Pacific countries to meet the commitments made in the Pacific Leaders’ Gender Equality Declaration working with a range of partners including Pacific governments, civil society organisations, regional and multilateral agencies and the private sector.

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Stories A business forum for women in Cook Islands
To mark International Women's Day 2017, Pacific Women support a two-day Women's Business Forum in Cook Islands. The two-day event in Rarotonga attracted around 80 women from across Cook Islands including the outer islands of Aitutaki,...
April 20, 2018 Share
Research Experiences of Female Candidates in the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Election
Papua New Guinea went to the polls in June–July 2017 for its ninth general election since independence. Despite a record number of women standing — around...
March 20, 2018 Share
Opportunities Request for Proposals_Safe City and Safe Public Transport Impact Evaluation
UN Women now invites sealed proposals from qualified proposers for providing the requirements as defined in the documents provided.

Program Overview

In the first five years of Pacific Women

Leadership and Decision-Making

Leadership and Decision Making

10,605

women to take on leadership roles at the community, provincial and national-level (includes women participating in market decision making structures)

Leadership and Decision Making

43,833

people to access civic and voter education

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

5,964

women to access financial literacy training and financial services

Economic Empowerment

1,053

women to attain formal qualifications

Ending Violence Against Women

Ending Violence Against Women

56,076

women to access crisis support services (includes counselling, health and justice services)

Ending Violence Against Women

526,785

people to participate in community awareness sessions

Enhancing Agency

Enhancing Agency

3,086

men to undertake male advocacy training

Leadership and Decision Making

3,409

women to access formal opportunities to share their ideas and learn from each other (includes learning forums, as well as research and program learning events organised by Pacific Women)