International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

In order to raise awareness of the needs of indigenous peoples, every 9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Especially now, they need us. Especially now, we need the traditional knowledge, voices and wisdom of…

Talanoa Session on ACP EU Culture & Creative Industries

Join us for a Talanoa Session on ACP EU Culture & Creative Industries grant scheme on June 30, 11.00 A.M Fiji Time. We will discuss some issues, lessons learned & provide some pointers, advice and suggestions to those wishing to make a submission…

What is it like being a gender-based violence counsellor in the Pacific?

“In order to be a gender-based violence counsellor, you need to be dedicated to genuinely helping people,” says Candida Kaious, Program Coordinator for the Weto In Mour (WiM) crisis centre at Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), in the…

SPC's 75th Anniversary: the first-ever Festival of Pacific Arts was held in 1972 in Suva, Fiji

The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the organization.   The first-ever Festival of…

Pacific Partnership launches paper on “What Works to End Violence against Women and Girls”

The Pacific Community’s (SPC)’s Social Citizenship Education (SCE) programme, as part of the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership), has today launched a paper on What Works to End Violence against Women and…

What works to end violence against women and girls - Social citizenship education

​The Pacific Partnership invites you to the launch of the Social Citizenship Education (SCE) What Works paper. Joins us on 31 May 2022 from 5pm to 7pm at the University of the South Pacific ICT Lecture Theatre. This event of fun-filled learning with…

Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women keynote address on Women In Maritime day 2022

"If we are to make any meaningful changes to the participation of women in the maritime sector, we must be fully cognisant of the barriers that do exist.” Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women, shared this comment in her…

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…

Prioritising mental health, selfcare, wellbeing and safety at work: an ethical imperative

April 28th is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, and the Pacific Community (SPC) is commemorating this day by organising and launching a series of advocacy tools including selfcare journals, e-cards, and “3min Pacific break” videos that…

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…
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