Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $11.9 million over 10 years (2012–2022) on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Vanuatu. More information on the partnership and nature of support is included in the Pacific Women Vanuatu 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. Vanuatu 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

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.


Big opportunities for small-scale producers

Pacific Women supports women’s economic empowerment in Vanuatu through a range of partners. One locally-led initiative is the Alternative Communities Trade in Vanuatu project to strengthen trade opportunities for community-produced products.


Young women pursuing their leadership goals

After finishing Year 8, Jessica Philimon, 16, was forced to drop out of school when hard times fell on her family. Even so, she continued to look for opportunities to grow.


Pacific girls shaping Pacific development

A new Pacific Women program focuses attention and resources on adolescents. Pacific Girl planning activities in 2017–2018 have ensured that girls and young women will shape the final program design.