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…

Spotlight: Women in Leadership in the Pacific

The 16 days of activism campaign concluded last week with advocacy on issues not only relating to ending violence against women and girls but also on supporting women in attaining economic empowerment across all sectors in the Pacific.

Regional Poetry Competition

Prior to this year’s International Youth Day, the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) division launched a poetry competition highlighting the theme Transforming Food systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary…

Equipping schools to nurture socially responsible citizens

Imagine a violence-free Pacific where people live freely, happily, and in harmony without fear of violence/abuse (in all its forms), learning from, sharing with, and caring for one another, working towards one common goal of developing a progressive…

Regional Working Group on the Implementation of Family Protection and Domestic Violence Legislation (RWG)

Narrowing Pacific's development gap post COVID-19: A people-centred approach

The Pacific is a unique region with its Island States divided by the vast expanse of oceans, each with their own set of distinctive economic, geographic and cultural diversities and identities. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a rare set of…

Bartering through the pandemic in Fiji

This story was put together using presentations from this year’s Pacific Resilience Meeting that focussed on the theme ‘Our people, our journey: nurturing Pacific resilience from home’. This biennial meeting was hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) and…

Stat of the week: almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of violence

In 2018, almost 1 in 3 ever-partnered women and girls in Vanuatu were a victim of physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months.

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…
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