Program Components

Implementation of Pacific Women Lead is through complementary partnerships with SPC, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, targeted Pacific
women-led civil society organisations, including Pacific Women’s Funds, Governance Board funds and DFAT bilateral and regional gender projects (including projects with Pacific civil-society, INGOs and UN agencies).

Pacific Women Lead is complementary to bilateral Australian investments in gender equality in the Pacific and to Australia’s efforts to mainstream gender equality through the breadth of the development assistance program to the Pacific, through our diplomatic and security engagement and across our people-to-people programs. 

DFAT bilateral programs manage and fund country-level gender projects. Importantly, bilateral programs have autonomy in design, delivery and governance, but their gender programming will align with the PWL goals and end-of-program outcomes, and they will report results into the PWL program.