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.’[i] Pacific Girl demonstrates Australia’s commitment to focus on adolescent girls’ needs, rights and opportunities.
Managed under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) program, Pacific Girl funds projects with selected civil society organisations in Pacific Island countries. These Pacific Girl partners are working to equip adolescent girls to make informed decisions, while engaging with the boys, parents, carers and communities in their lives to build more supportive environments.
Find out more: https://pacificwomen.org/our-work/initiatives/pacific-girl/
[i] LO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO (2010). ‘Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls: A Joint UN Statement’, United Nations.