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 From the ground up: Women’s groups create new crisis services Dedicated women’s groups in small island states are leading the creation of safe spaces and the provision of quality services for women and children experiencing violence. Three countries now have their first crisis centres for women and children survivors,...
November 25, 2020 Share
Research Pacific Women Thematic Brief: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent girls in the Pacific This Thematic Brief provides information and analysis about emerging impacts of COVID-19 on adolescent girls in the Pacific.
October 2, 2020 Share
Opportunities Design of new Gender Equality Program

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has initiated the co-design of a new regional gender equality program.

November 24, 2020 Share

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.