Through a 10-year commitment, Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) connects more than 170 gender equality initiatives supported by Australia and implemented by over 160 partners across 14 Pacific Island countries. Providing technical, knowledge sharing and convening support to the portfolio of partners is Pacific Women’s Support Unit.

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Stories Community overcomes birthing taboos in remote district Strict taboos were once forcing women in the remote Lufa District of Papua New Guinea to give birth in their outdoor gardens rather than the nearby health facility. This has changed, with women now birthing in the safe conditions...
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Research Pacific Women Thematic Brief: Gender and COVID-19 in the Pacific This Thematic Brief provides information and analysis about emerging gendered impacts and recommendations for response for COVID-19 in the Pacific.
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Program Overview

In the first eight years of Pacific Women

Leadership and Decision-Making

Leadership and Decision Making

16,909

women to take on leadership roles at community, sub-national and national levels, including women participating in market vendor associations.

Leadership and Decision Making

46,906

people to access gender-focused civic and voter education.

Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

25,010

women to access financial literacy training and financial services.

Economic Empowerment

1,253

women to attain formal qualifications.

Ending Violence Against Women

Ending Violence Against Women

102,720

women and children to access crisis support services, including counselling, health and justice services.

Ending Violence Against Women

921,961

people to participate in community awareness, outreach and advocacy activities.

Enhancing Agency

Enhancing Agency

10,131

men to undertake male advocacy training.

Leadership and Decision Making

6,653

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