Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately AU$1.4 million over 10 years on initiatives supporting women and girl’s empowerment in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
This is the first Pacific Women Country Plan for FSM. The plan was developed following extensive consultation and collaboration with key stakeholders in FSM. Under this plan, and with a view to complement existing local activities that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Australian Government will invest in a range of activities to:
- Improve women’s leadership and decision-making opportunities;
- Increase economic opportunities and participation for women; and
- Improve the legislative framework that protects women and girls from gender violence and strengthen support and counselling services to women and girls who have experienced violence.
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