Republic of the Marshall Islands

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $3.9 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women RMI 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. RMI 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

Locally driven change from Marshallese women

Pacific Women partners with WUTMI to support and strengthen Marshallese women and families.


Navigating change for women in Micronesia

The inaugural Micronesian Women’s Conference was held in August 2017 in RMI with the theme ‘Navigating Change’.


Responding equitably in times of disaster

The Pacific may have the reputation for having a tropical climate, but RMI has a long history of low rain falls. During 2015–2016 the drought situation was so severe that the Governments of RMI and the United States of America declared it a disaster. Gender experts helped to ensure that the assessment and responses to the disaster took into account the needs and experiences of both men and women.


Sharing knowledge and experience to end violence against women

Study tours are an effective way for people from countries with similar contexts to expand their knowledge on development issues. Funded under the Australian aid program’s Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development initiative, the staff from Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI) travelled to Hawaii to share experiences and ideas with Hawaiian counterparts on approaches to ending violence against women.