human rights

Disabled Persons Organisations explore strategies to promote disability-inclusive development

Building the capacity of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) to effectively advocate for disability-inclusive development was the focus of a sub-regional advocacy training and strategy design workshop held this week in Nadi, Fiji. The Pacific Community…

Court Justices in the Solomon Islands receive training on Family Protection Act

This month more than 50 local court members in the Solomon Islands are taking part in intensive training on their role as Authorised Justices as stipulated in the Island nations Family Protection Act. The trainings, part of a 3-year program, are designed…

Pacific Community pays tribute to Ms Susana Faletau

Photo: Ms Susana Faletau (front row, middle) with staff from the Ministry of Justice and RRRT   The Pacific Community (SPC) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Ms Susana Ma’ata Faletau, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Justice in…

International Human Rights Day

“A Rights Based Approcah” A Rights Based Approach is a three-minute whiteboard animation produced by SPC’s Regional Rights Resources Team (RRRT).

Federated States of Micronesia’s Pohnpei State set to implement landmark Family Safety Bill

Key government and civil society stakeholders met in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) from 15-16 November to prepare the implementation plan for the landmark Pohnpei Family Safety Bill, passed by the Ninth Pohnpei Legislature on 7…

Solomon Islands stakeholders develop information and education materials on Family Violence

Stakeholders in the Solomon Islands participated in a three-day workshop aimed at generating public information and education (IEC) materials that will help create awareness on the justice services available for survivors of family violence. Held from 21…

Marshall Islands Judges deliberate on domestic violence and family protection

District and Community Court Judges in the Marshall Islands participated in a two-day consultation on 21 and 22 August aimed at strengthening their role in the implementation of the 2011 Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act.

SPC welcomes Nauru’s domestic Violence and Family Protection Bill

The Domestic violence and Family Protection Bill, recently passed by the Nauru Parliament, will provide enforceable court orders to protect people who experience family violence. The Family Health and Support Study on violence against women in Nauru in…

New statistics guide to support Pacific human rights reporting

Launch of Pacific Guide to Statistical Indicators for Human Rights Reporting The Pacific Community (SPC) has this week launched a practical guide that will assist Pacific governments in their human rights treaties reporting. This is the first such…

Pacific Community offsets flight carbon dioxide emissions

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) has made a commitment to reduce its carbon footprint as it travels to provide technical assistance to Pacific governments and civil societies. This comes after RRRT signed an agreement…
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