Eliminating Violence against Women (EVAW) in Pohnpei and Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

This assessment is structured in three sections. Section 1 is the main body of the report, Section 2 is specific to Pohnpei State and Section 3 is specific to Chuuk State, all including recommendations. Sections 2 and 3 contain a mapping of essential services and actions, outlining the assessment of what is in place that needs strengthening and gap areas. The assessment aims to inform stakeholders at national and state level on the strength of available services aimed at eliminating violence against women (EVAW) in the two states and to identify gaps in services so as to provide a way forward for eliminating family and sexual violence and for assisting government to report on regional and international obligations.

After contextual information on Chuuk, the report situates domestic violence in the context of gender inequality. Brief information on gender equality indicators is provided and background on the State Women’s Machinery. An introduction to the Essential Services Package follows and leads into the assessment of Chuuk State essential services against the model. A mapping table is included in Annex 1 and brief information on non-government agencies is provided in Annex 2.

Information on the purpose and methodology can be found in the Section 1 report.