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Tonga’s commitment to gender equality highlighted by launch of first gender statistics publication

To mark International Women’s Day, Tonga launched its first GENDER STATISTICS publication titled “Gender Equality: Where do we stand? The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women’s Affairs Division spearheaded the compilation of the publication with the…

Inspiring Gender Equality projects launched on eve of International Women’s Day, but “still so much work left to be done”

The Pacific Community (SPC) held a series of events in Suva to mark International Women’s Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Platform for Action and Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights (PPA), and took the opportunity to officially launch…

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…

Workshop sets precedent for gender statistics on the work of women and men in the Pacific

Left to Right: Kim Robertson, Bill Joseph, Deputy Administrator RMI SSA; Lara Studzinski, Director SPC MRO.   The governments of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), using data based on work and gross…

International Women’s Day - Rural women are defining Pacific Resilience

Photo: Women in agriculture in Solomon Islands. These women are engaged in organic agriculture at Baniata Community on Rendova Island in the Western Province. “Despite the myriad challenges they face, rural women are helping define Pacific resilience…

End of discriminatory laws and change in cultural norms key to economic empowerment of Pacific women

Over 200 participants from 21 Pacific countries have been meeting over three days this week to discuss the economic standing of 4.5 million women and girls across the greater Pacific region. Despite making up half of the region’s population, women…

Youth Shape Future at International Youth Day Conference in the Federated States of Micronesia

His Excellency, Peter M. Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), held a high-profile National Youth Conference from 8‒10 August in the state of Chuuk to mark International Youth Day 2017. In his keynote address, the President…

Inspiring Pacific women campaign launched at Pacific Community governing meeting

Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) who have gathered in Noumea, New Caledonia, this week for the organisation’s biennial conference, today participated in the official launch of a regional campaign…

Celebrating the legacy of Pacific women

In conjunction with its 70th Anniversary this year, the Pacific Community (SPC) would like to pay tribute to the important role of Pacific women towards the improvement of Pacific Island lives and is inviting the public from across the region to…

Supporting gender mainstreaming across Pacific government services

“Central agencies like Ministries of Public Service and Public Service Commission play a central role in gender mainstreaming across governments and we can institutionalise this work through our policies and the way we work, such as ensuring job…
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