Human Rights and Social Development

Ocean Acidification Week: Coral reefs are facing bleaching due to warmer seas and damage from pollution

As part of the Ocean Acidification Week (13-17 Sept), the Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) is highlight facts, research, and initiatives on ocean acidification.

RMI advances campaign to ban single use plastic products

The Marshall Islands Conservation Society (MICS) recognizes that as human beings, we cannot enjoy our rights to food, water, health, and housing in a degrading environment.  Thanks to support from the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Pacific People Advancing…

Vanuatu’s Experience: Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation

The Pacific has some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence in the world. Since 2008, Family Health and Safety Studies in 11 Pacific Island Countries and Territories have indicated rates of lifetime physical and sexual violence by intimate…

Regional Working Group Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation

​The impacts of the pandemic and cyclones on domestic violence will be a key focus of the upcoming annual meeting of the 2021 annual meeting of the Regional Working Group on the Implementation of Family Protection and Domestic Violence Legislation (RWG)…

Traditional knowledge in Tuvalu offers lessons for future of nations youth

Youth representatives from around Tuvalu convened earlier this month for an intergenerational dialogue as part of a week-long International Youth Day celebration to discuss key issues affecting young people in the country.

FSM's Experience: Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation

The 2nd annual Regional Working Group for the implementation of the Family Protection Act and Domestic Violence (DV) Legislation (RWG) meeting allowed representatives from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to present their challenges and learn…

Tonga's experience: Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation

Fourteen Pacific Island Countries have enacted specific legislation to address domestic violence. While these laws have been developed to respond to domestic violence, implementation continues to be a challenge.  It is affected by various factors that…

Remarks by SPC DDG Dr Paula Vivili at the Opening of the Seventh Regional Meeting of Pacific Heads of Agriculture and Forestry Services

Your Excellency, President of Fiji, our hosts, the Government of Fiji, the FAO Subregional Coordinator for the Pacific Islands, Heads of Agriculture and Forestry, esteemed colleagues, partners, and friends.  It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the…

Remarks by SPC DDG Dr Paula Vivili at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Regional Working Group on the Implementation of Domestic Violence Legislation

Virtual greetings to all the Regional Working Group members, observers, the Secretariat, ladies and gentlemen. 

A Pacific regional approach to implementing domestic violence legislation

In August 2012, Pacific Leaders issued a declaration expressing their concern that progress in the region towards gender equality was slow.
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