Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $9.9 million over 10 years on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Kiribati. The first three-year country plan commits approximately $1.8 million and will be implemented from 2013–2016.
The Kiribati Country Plan was developed following an in-country design mission in April 2013. Document reviews encompassing legislation and Bills, relevant policies, Australia program documents, survey data and thematic reports were also incorporated into the country plan design.
Consultations were held with stakeholders on Tarawa, representing government ministries, civil society, the private sector and regional organisations. Also closely involved in the
process was the joint Australian Government and Government of Kiribati-UN Women Preparatory Assistance Project (PAP).
The three activities funded in the first Country Plan will:
- Provide training to improve women’s leadership and decision-making opportunities
- Support the identification of improved economic opportunities for rural and urban women
- Reduce violence against women and expand support services through supporting the implementation of the National Plan to Eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
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- Date Published: April 30, 2014