Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)

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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…

Human Rights in the Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PACIFIC ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: THE PACIFIC COMMUNITY’S VIEW

Ending violence against women must be a priority for our region

Statement by SPC Director General Colin Tukuitonga for Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   November 25 marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an annual global…

Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls

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…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10…

Malaita and Guadalcanal Authorised Justices Training

The training aims to build the capacity of Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Order for survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Act gives power to the Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Orders as a way of…

Pohnpei community organisations receive advocacy grants from the Pacific Community

Representatives of Care Micronesia, Enimwahn Development Association, Micronesian Productions, Youth4Change and Pohnpei Senior Citizens Association pictured with RRRT staff.  

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…
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