About Pacific Girl

Pacific Girl is a $4.5 million multi-country program to support adolescent girls in Pacific Island countries achieve their full potential. Evidence shows that ‘educated, healthy and skilled adolescent girls will help build a better future, advance social justice, support economic development and combat poverty.’  Pacific Girl demonstrates Australia’s commitment to focus on adolescent girls’ needs, rights and opportunities.

This document provides an overview of the Pacific Girl program as well as:

  • the funded implementing partner’s initiatives
  • the regional components of the program
  • the background to the development of the program, including what adolescent Pacific girls had to say about the issues they face.

For more information about the Pacific Girl program, visit: https://pacificwomen.org/stories-of-change/what-is-pacific-girl/

For more information about the lived experience of Pacific girls, visit: https://pacificwomen.org/resources/pacific-girls-speak/

To hear from the Pacific girls that participated in the Pacific Girl design workshop, visit: https://pacificwomen.org/resources/pacific-girl-song/ and read more about the design workshop here: https://pacificwomen.org/news/pacific-girls-the-next-wonder-women/