Social Development Program (SDP)


Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women

Legislation and the Role of Police Prosecutors Across the Pacific in Ending Violence Against Women Story by Onorina Saukelo    Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive violation of human rights in the Pacific. Studies show up to 60% per…

Progressing Gender Equality in Micronesia: Country Work Planning Workshop

Government gender equality experts from Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau joined with colleagues from the Marshall Islands to develop program logic and work plans for the next five years to progress gender equality. The workshop…

Gender analysis provides a bridge to gender-responsive policies

In an interactive session of the CRGA49, the Pacific Community's Social Development Programme (SDP) shared with members the concepts and principles of equality and equity, and how these apply in the work SDP does across different countries in the region.

Podcast: PW Special Edition: International Women's Day

Fiji Minister for Women, Hon. Mereseini Vunidawa joins SPC's Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua, and FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali, for a discussion on the advancement of gender equality in the Pacific.   

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…

International Youth Day: Our future is in their hands

  By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara International Youth Day is a time for us to celebrate our younger generations, and to consider the investment we can make today to ensure they are able to achieve their full potential tomorrow. 

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The first female land surveyor in Tonga: A voice for change in the Pacific

Siotasia Malolo is the first woman in Tonga who dared to take up a career path in one of the Island Kingdom’s male dominated professions, Land Surveying. Did she choose this profession or did the profession choose her? According to the 23 year old, her…

Creating opportunities for youth development

The total population in our diverse Pacific region is around 10 million people – more than half of which is under the age of 25. It is growing fast, placing huge and increasing pressures on basic resources and core services, such as education, health and…

From the Pacific to New York: Pacific culture on display

Photo credit: Jessie Mc Comb  The artists: Maria Rova, Marita Wendt, Naomi Tozaka and Janet Lotawa
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