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 ,…

Pacific Women in Energy Conference: Welcome address by Mereseini Rakuita, SPC's Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women

Welcome address by Mereseini Rakuita, Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women, SPC Pacific Women in Energy Conference Suva, Fiji 5 October 2022     Participants of SPC member countries and territories Ms Laura Lochman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, The…

Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue Highlights the Need for Women and Men to Lead the 2050 Strategy

Opening statement by Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead, at the 12th Pacific Islands Leader’s Conference

Opening of the Women’s Talanoa Session at the 12th Pacific Islands Leader’s Conference (PICL) by Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead   Like the rest of the world, our Blue Pacific Continent is facing major global challenges that are…

Intergenerational Solidarity in Practice: “Shifting the power” with diverse youth

In the face of climate change, between the slow-onset impacts and intensifying natural disasters, a feminist coalition is making waves of change in an effort to leave no one behind. As this year’s theme for International Youth Day, Intergenerational…

'Positive Sei’ bringing hope to homes on the airwaves

Tonga was still picking up the pieces after the Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami waves when the pandemic reached its shores. The volcano’s ashfall had damaged roads, polluted water and destroyed crops. The tsunami waves battered homes and strewn…

Tkakl Mekreos envisions equal opportunities for women in Palau

Tkakl Mekreos is the SPC Country Focal Officer for Pacific Women Lead based in Palau. He works closely with the Palauan Government and communities in Palau to assist with their gender equality initiatives in-country. “I come from a community where women…

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…
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