The Australian Government, through Pacific Women, has committed approximately $3.9 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Republic of the Marshall Islands.
The Second Country Plan (2019–2022) seeks to reduce violence against women and expand support services as well as expand women’s economic empowerment. It supports WUTMI to continue its Weto in Mour support services, including quarterly visits to Ebeye.
A Pacific Women-funded Capacity Development Adviser: Gender-Based Violence based in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia will work both with the Chuuk Women’s Council and WUTMI. Through quarterly visits to RMI, the Adviser will support WUTMI to develop of minimum standards for psychosocial support systems, maintain professional practice in Weto in Mour and facilitate learning exchange opportunities between Chuuk Women’s Council and Weto in Mour.
In addition to Pacific Women, DFAT makes an important contribution to gender equality in RMI through mainstreaming gender outcomes in the aid program, as well as through political, diplomatic and corporate activities.
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- Date Published: April 1, 2020