Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $3.9 million over 10 years on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). The first three-year Country Plan commits $600,000 and will be implemented from 2014 – 2016. It will complement existing programs that contribute to gender equality.
The RMI Country Plan was developed following an in-country design mission in April 2013. Consultations were held with Government Ministries, development partners, non-government organisations, civil society organisations, business stakeholders as well as discussions with grassroots women. Unfortunately the design team was not able to visit remote outer atolls.
The two activities funded in the first country plan will:
- Reduce violence against women and expand support services through the establishment of a domestic violence counselling service
- Strengthen civil society action for gender equality through support to Women United Together Marshall Islands.
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- Date Published: April 30, 2014