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


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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Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Lead to a Action on Diabetes Epidemic

The Hon Dr Puakena Boreham, Tuvalu’s only woman MP and the Hon Judi Moylan, a former member of the Australian House of Representatives, have formed a partnership that is positively influencing government action on diabetes prevention in Tuvalu.

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Progressing Gender Equality in Tuvalu

Pacific Women is investing $1.8 million over three years to implement the Tuvalu Country Plan. Great steps were made in 2016 towards empowering women in the outer islands and those with disabilities, through the work of the program’s Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser.

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