Influencing legal frameworks to promote the rights of people with disabilities

As the world continues to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the collaborative effort between Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations in enacting laws for people with disabilities has not gone…

Papua New Guinea takes steps to establish Human Rights Commission

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development Division (HRSD) team visited Papua New Guinea last week to assist in the establishment of a national Human Rights Commission (HRC). The move is a significant one for the Pacific nation as…

Mereseini Rakuita announced as SPC's Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women

The Pacific Community (SPC) has announced the appointment of Mereseini Rakuita as its ‘Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women’.   Ms Rakuita will champion the organisation’s work on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls to bring about…

From youth camp to youth champ

Gadner Kagovai has always been sure of the career path he would follow. Growing up in the Solomon Islands, he dreamed of becoming a politician. Today, at 26 years old, Gadner has invested considerable effort in bringing that dream to life.

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…
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