Federated States of Micronesia

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $1.4 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women FSM Country Plan Summary. Details on activities currently underway in-country with various partners is available via our interactive map. The list of program partners can be found here. FSM is also supported by Pacific Women’s regional program, details of which can be viewed on the interactive map under regional activities.

Stories of Change


What is Pacific Girl?

Pacific Girl is a $4.5 million multi-country program to support adolescent girls in Pacific Island countries achieve their full potential.

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The importance of non-state actors in progressing gender equality

As a signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), FSM reports regularly to the CEDAW Committee on the country’s progress towards gender equality. With support from Pacific Women, FSM’s non-government organisations were also able to present their shadow report to the 66th Session of the CEDAW Convention (Feb–Mar 2017).

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Progressing gender equality amongst semi-autonomous states

The four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) span nearly 2,700 km of ocean. In her work to progress the adoption of a national gender policy, Ms Norleen Oliver knows first-hand the challenges – and rewards – of working in an environment of geographically spread, semi-autonomous states.

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Promoting Full and Equal Participation for Women and Girls Living with Disabilities

Discrimination can be twofold for women and girls living with disabilities. They can experience unequal treatment because of their gender and also because of their disability. In FSM, Pacific Women is supporting the government’s efforts to protect the rights of women and girls living with disabilities through legislation.

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