Palau

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $1.4 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Palau. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Palau 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. Palau 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


Palau’s Family Protection Act, five years on

Palau’s Family Protection Act, five years on

Five years after Palau passed the Family Protection Act 2012, Pacific Women supported the Ministry for Community and Cultural Affairs to conduct a review of progress towards implementing the law.

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Analysing data through a gender perspective

Gender statistics help governments implement gender mainstreaming policies and support the promotion of gender inclusion in government activities.

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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.

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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.

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