Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately AU$1.4 million over ten years (2012-2022) on initiatives supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Palau. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Palau Country Plan Summary 2015-2019 valued at AU$450,000. Palau is also supported through Pacific Women’s regional program. Details of initiatives can be viewed via our interactive map under regional activities.

Further Information

Stories of Change

Ideas to lift the barriers to women’s economic empowerment

In April 2017, stakeholders gathered to validate and inform a Pacific Women scoping study undertaken by the Pacific Community’s Gender Equality Adviser in the North Pacific, funded by Pacific Women. The study analysed the barriers to women’s economic empowerment in Palau.


Palauan Men Rethink Feminism

In June 2016, Pacific Women supported two participants from Palau to attend the month long Regional Training Programme run by FWCC. After attending the training, the two counsellors have found they approach their work with a different perspective.


Senator Sandra Pierantozzi, a Trailblazer for Palauan Women in Politics

The Hon Senator Sandra Pierantozzi was Palau’s first woman Senator and first woman Vice President. Now she’s running for President in the country’s November 2016 elections.