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…

Vanuatu prepares to establish a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

The Government of Vanuatu and non-government stakeholders recently undertook a scoping study on establishing a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in the country. The scoping mission was carried out from 31 May – 4 June 2021 on Tafea Province, 19 –…

Pacific islands making the move to electronic data collection

Photo credit: Unsplash, Adli Wahid This story was originally published on Data for change website.

Seeds bring new life to Vanuatu's agriculture sector

Photo Credit: Vanuatu Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Timely access to affordable seeds for farmers in Vanuatu will now be available after the Vanuatu Seed Systems Strategy Validation Workshop, facilitated by the Pacific Community (SPC),…

Pacific Education: Outsourcing the development of examination papers

For many Pacific island countries, the development of examination papers for its high-stakes national examinations is usually outsourced by their education ministries to subject experts in their tertiary institutions. Last year proved a challenge as…

Vanuatu market vendors keeping the economy going

Ever wondered how locally produced fruits and vegetables reach our community markets despite the heavy restrictions in place due to the current COVID-19 pandemic? The COVID environment has created additional challenges for market vendors from across the…

Pacific Education: Pacific Register for Qualifications and Standards

EQAP supports member countries with accreditation of its qualifications and the registration of these on a regional register. Five Pacific countries (Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu), have successfully established their national qualifications and…

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific  

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Pacific Islanders enrolled in postgraduate certificate for radiology

A group of 22 radiologists from 7 Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals, in another step to broaden the region’s medical expertise. The Pacific Community (SPC) with funding…
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