International Women's Day 2023

Photo credit: Gregory Ravoi

Palau women cultivate success from the taro patch to the policy table

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022, demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV.   SPC’s POETCom has worked with the Palau Organic Growers Association, Pacific Guarantee…

Pacific Regional Culture Strategy 2022-2032

The Pacific Regional Culture Strategy 2022-2032 was endorsed by Culture Ministers at their 5th meeting in April 2022 and launched at the Pacific Forum Leaders meeting in July 2022. This strategy recognises the increasing role of culture in development…

Gender-based Violence research a lifeline for women

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022, demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV.   Research can prove the extent of the harmful impacts caused by gender-based violence in…

Kosrae Disability Act to improve and enable access for women and girls living with disabilities

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022,  demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV.    An advocacy campaign by the Kosrae Special Parent Network has directly contributed to…

Increasing Pacific women’s role in fisheries management

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022, demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV. More women are being included alongside men community leaders, government officials and…

Professional development and training contributes to significant increase in Pacific women doctors  

Series of stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022     In the Pacific, women represent 75 percent of the nursing workforce and 48 per cent of doctors – a significant increase of 18 per cent in female doctors in the past 10 years…

Data and statistics to assist women survivors and lawmakers address gender-based violence - Series of stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022

Crisis centres adopting administrative databases are better able to track volumes of women being counselled plus identify trends to assist support services, survivors, lawmakers, and others to better address violence against women and girls. “The gender-…

Grants available for government, civil society and other gender equality projects

Photo: Crisis centres, women’s groups, civil society and other organisations, such as the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre, are able to apply for grants being offered for gender equality projects in Pacific countries by the Pacific Community (…

Telephone counselling offers an improved lifeline for women survivors of family violence

Thirty-seven counsellors and safe house service providers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can now better provide (GBV) telephone counselling services to women and girl survivors of family violence after a week-long skills training on telephone counselling ,…
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