Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $142 million over ten years (2012–2022) on regional and multi-country initiatives supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Regional and multi-country projects address common issues facing the 14 Pacific Island countries involved in Pacific Women and complement and build upon country-level activities to achieve greater impact in addressing gender inequality.
Pacific Women recognises that some challenges to gender equality can be addressed effectively through multi-country and regional approaches, where shared and coordinated approaches can achieve greater impact. Regional and multi-country projects implemented under Pacific Women address barriers and gaps common across several countries. They support and build on Pacific Women’s country programs and/or Australia’s wider bilateral aid programs in Pacific Island countries.
Regional approaches to development in the Pacific region have a long history. Regional organisations have played an important role in supporting Pacific Island country governments to meet increasingly complex development demands. Pacific Women will continue to work with a range of partners in Pacific Island countries and in collaboration with other Australian funded programs to achieve better outcomes for women and girls.
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- Date Published: January 14, 2019