International Women's Day 2023

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Kosrae Disability Act to improve and enable access for women and girls living with disabilities

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022,  demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV.    An advocacy campaign by the Kosrae Special Parent Network has directly contributed to…

Increasing Pacific women’s role in fisheries management

Series of SPC stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2022, demonstrating how science and technical support contributes to ending GBV. More women are being included alongside men community leaders, government officials and…

Professional development and training contributes to significant increase in Pacific women doctors  

Series of stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022     In the Pacific, women represent 75 percent of the nursing workforce and 48 per cent of doctors – a significant increase of 18 per cent in female doctors in the past 10 years…

Data and statistics to assist women survivors and lawmakers address gender-based violence - Series of stories for 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2022

Crisis centres adopting administrative databases are better able to track volumes of women being counselled plus identify trends to assist support services, survivors, lawmakers, and others to better address violence against women and girls. “The gender-…

Grants available for government, civil society and other gender equality projects

Photo: Crisis centres, women’s groups, civil society and other organisations, such as the Kiribati Women and Children Support Centre, are able to apply for grants being offered for gender equality projects in Pacific countries by the Pacific Community (…

Telephone counselling offers an improved lifeline for women survivors of family violence

Thirty-seven counsellors and safe house service providers in Papua New Guinea (PNG) can now better provide (GBV) telephone counselling services to women and girl survivors of family violence after a week-long skills training on telephone counselling ,…

Human Rights Day 2023

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…

International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2023

On 7 February 2000, the General Assembly adopted resolution 54/134, officially designating 25 November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in doing so, invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to…

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023

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…
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