Tuvalu

Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $1.8 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Tuvalu. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Tuvalu 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. Tuvalu 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


Gender Affairs Department representation at the Universal Periodic Review

Tuvalu was examined during the 30th session of the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva in May 2018.

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Stronger counselling services in Tuvalu

The Tuvalu Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act 2014 includes a provision for certified counsellors to provide services to survivors of violence.

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Enabling pregnant teenagers to complete their schooling

The policy at Tuvalu’s only public high school is that pregnant girls are to be expelled. To challenge this perception, the Pacific Women supported Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser to the Government of Tuvalu and her colleagues from the Tuvalu Gender Affairs Department supported the Education Department to develop an information package on teenage pregnancies and the link to gender equality.

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Tuvalu’s disability study from the perspective of a field worker

The first comprehensive disability study for Tuvalu was conducted in February 2017 by field workers and research assistants including persons living with disabilities. One fieldworker was Mr Taupaka Uatea, the acting Office Manager of Fusi Alofa Association Tuvalu (a non-government organisation for people with disabilities).

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