Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $26 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Kiribati. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Kiribati 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. Kiribati 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

Publishing gender statistics to promote equality

The Kiribati Gender Statistics Abstract 2017, the first of its kind in Kiribati, provides key indicators and statistics related to education, health, human rights, public life, decision making, economic structures, participation in productive activities and access to resources.


A new service opens for survivors of violence

The Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre opened in Tarawa in January 2018. It is the first formal counselling and advocacy service for women in the country, filling a gap for families experiencing violence.


Privacy and quality services for survivors of violence

The Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence (ESGBV) Policy and 10-year National Action Plan outline the Kiribati Government’s approach to ending violence against women. The ESGBV Taskforce has been established to bring service providers and stakeholders together to coordinate programs and activities. By working together, stakeholders are upscaling violence prevention and service delivery programs and activities to ensure that policy objectives and outcomes are achieved.


Strong Leadership for the New Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre

Funded under the Australian aid program’s Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development initiative, and with support from the Kiribati Family Health Association, the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre is scheduled to open in early 2018. Its inaugural coordinator brings a wealth of experience to the job and ‘a goal to support women and children who are affected by violence.’