Regional

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $142 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on regional and multi-country initiatives supporting gender equality and women’s empowerment. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Regional Activities Summary. Details on activities currently underway with various partners is available via our interactive map. The list of program partners can be found here.

Stories of Change


Women are key to an effective COVID-19 Pacific response

The impacts of COVID-19 are not gender-neutral. Women and girls face even higher rates of violence and sexual abuse, undertake more unpaid domestic work, access fewer essential health services, and are more vulnerable to economic hardship.

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Pacific models of male advocacy working to end violence against women

Pacific Women supports a range of activities that enable male advocates to be agents of change to end violence against women in communities across Pacific Island countries.

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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.

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Protecting girls and boys from violence in Nauru

Protecting girls and boys from violence in Nauru

There is ongoing commitment in Nauru to protect children from violence.

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