Gender

International Women’s Day - Rural women are defining Pacific Resilience

Photo: Women in agriculture in Solomon Islands. These women are engaged in organic agriculture at Baniata Community on Rendova Island in the Western Province. “Despite the myriad challenges they face, rural women are helping define Pacific resilience…

End of discriminatory laws and change in cultural norms key to economic empowerment of Pacific women

Over 200 participants from 21 Pacific countries have been meeting over three days this week to discuss the economic standing of 4.5 million women and girls across the greater Pacific region. Despite making up half of the region’s population, women…

Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

The first of its kind three day Micronesian Women’s Conference was held at the University of the South Pacific’s Long Island Campus in Majuro, this week.  

Inspiring Pacific women campaign launched at Pacific Community governing meeting

Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) who have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia, this week for the organisation’s biennial conference, today participated in the official launch of a regional campaign…

Celebrating the legacy of Pacific women

In conjunction with its 70th Anniversary this year, the Pacific Community (SPC) would like to pay tribute to the important role of Pacific women towards the improvement of Pacific Island lives and is inviting the public from across the region to…

Supporting gender mainstreaming across Pacific government services

“Central agencies like Ministries of Public Service and Public Service Commission play a central role in gender mainstreaming across governments and we can institutionalise this work through our policies and the way we work, such as ensuring job…

Addressing Gender Inequalities requires an inter-sectional approach

Pacific Community calls for greater efforts to close gender gaps

Stories of Gender Progress in the Pacific

Gender equality is a priority for the Pacific and there are many initiatives across the region that illustrate the progr

Generating Pacific ideas to promote gender equality through media

Talking about gender equality and challenging stereotypes can be quite difficult, yet it is necessary to address the different forms of discrimination that women and girls face on a da
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