human rights

Online system to ease accessibility of rights holders

In our ever-increasingly connected world, information and communication technology (ICT) is deeply integrated into our working and personal lives. As part of this digital revolution, the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC) is…

UK study tour and exchange highlights good governance essential for NHRIs

Good governance is essential for any Paris principle-compliant National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) to effectively discharge its functions. This was the main message shared with representatives of NHRIs from the Pacific in a recent study tour and…

Dr A. Aumua: Opening Remarks for 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights

Check Against Delivery Opening Remarks by Pacific Community Deputy Director General Dr. Audrey Aumua Pre-Launch of International Women's Day & Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights…

Kiribati teachers and teacher assistants complete human rights training module

12 primary and secondary school teachers and 15 trainee teacher assistants can now model positive behaviour in the classroom as a result of a workshop on human rights and responsibilities, inclusivity and equity over the course of three days in Tarawa.

Vanuatu holds mock Universal Periodic Review in preparation for Geneva Human Rights Council meeting

Participants at the UPR mock session at the Ramada Resort, Port Vila, Vanuatu 2019  

Kiribati Teachers College lecturers develop social citizenship education module

Lecturers in Kiribati completed an intensive training workshop focussed on the foundational concepts of human rights and responsibilities; gender equality; social citizenship and violence against women. During the course of the workshop participants…

Pacific countries agree to establish a regional working group to address domestic violence

Representatives from eleven Pacific countries have agreed to establish a regional working group to help address domestic violence issues. This agreement was a key result from a regional consultation made up of senior civil servants responsible for…

Vanuatu ready to move forward on key human rights conventions

Key government agencies and stakeholders in Vanuatu have begun the first steps towards the nation’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW…

Pacific children key to championing human rights in the region

Pacific education officials and curriculum development officers from Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), and Tuvalu met in Fiji this week (7 to 10 August) to progress plans to integrate human rights and responsibilities into primary and…

Marshall Islands prosecutors receive training on Domestic Violence Protection and Prevention Act

Public prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office and other law enforcement officers in the Marshall Islands participated in a two day training (30 July to 1 August) aimed at strengthening their role in the implementation of the country’s 2011…
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