human rights

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…

Pacific journalists strengthen understanding on human rights reporting

"Donner la parole aux sans-voix" et "défendre les droits de tous les peuples" étaient des messages clés mis en avant lors du Forum sur les droits de l'homme et les médias, auquel ont assisté cette semaine des journalistes

Tuvalu launches Pacific’s first Human Rights National Action Plan

Tuvalu becomes the first Pacific country as well as one of the few in the world, to launch a national action plan on human rights. Prime Minister Hon. Enele Sopoaga officially launched the Tuvalu National Action Plan yesterday, attended by Tuvalu’s…

Tonga magistrates and lawyers discuss implementation of Family Protection Act

Members of the judiciary and lawyers in Tonga recently held discussions aimed at strengthening the implementation of the Family Protection Act in order to tackle domestic violence. The consultations (12-14 December) were funded by the European Union…

Nauru MPs discuss human rights for development

Members of Parliament and senior government officials from Nauru are this week participating in a seminar on human rights, good governance and sustainable development. The event is organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) through its Regional Rights…
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