16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (2022)

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by…

Human Rights Day 2022

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone…

Bolstering Food Security in Marshall Islands

Forty schoolteachers and principals in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) completed a five-day  workshop last month equipping schools to play a key role in strengthening the food security efforts in the country. The participants of this workshop, who…

Human Rights in the Pacific – Milestones, Challenges and the Way Forward

There have been notable human rights developments in the Pacific during the past four years since the joint United Nations Human Rights-Pacific Community (SPC) report on the human rights situation in the region was last published:  Achievements have…

Remarks by SPC DG, Dr Stuart Minchin at the Human Rights & Members of Parliament session - Tonga

STATEMENT BY DR STUART MINCHIN  DELIVERED AT THE OPENING OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT SESSION WITH THE TONGA PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE 16 JULY 2021     Honorable Rev Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa –…

International Mother Language Day

Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society International Mother Language Day recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes…

Fiji’s Presidency of the Human Rights Council Brings Opportunity and Responsibility to the Pacific

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission. 

SPC and UNICEF launch positive behaviour management resources for teachers in Tuvalu

The Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with UNICEF  launched two videos and a handbook resource for teachers in Tuvalu on positive behaviour management of children in schools on 9 December 2020 as part of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence…

Climate Action for Human Rights

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   

Tonga finding new ways to promote human rights for vulnerable women and children

When COVID-19 forced the world into a lockdown this year, workplaces across the world were forced to adjust to new ways of operating or doing business. Many were forced to shut down, temporarily or permanently. But in the face of the harsh realities of…
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