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…

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…

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.

When it comes to domestic and gender-based violence talk is not enough

When we say that we are shocked and alarmed about women and girls being abused, attacked or even killed, by their husbands and partners, what do our words achieve? The sad answer is that words alone are not enough to bring an end to domestic and gender-…

Melanesian leaders make a stand against Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the sub-region

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat concluded its inaugural sub-regional conference with its members on eliminating domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence with the development of an Outcomes Document collating ministers and senior…

Melanesian Ministerial Workshop on Violence against Women: A Sub-Regional Approach to preventing domestic and sexual and gender-based violence

Domestic violence and violence against women are a scourge on our nations and the region and a violation to their human rights. While the enactment of domestic violence legislation is a big achievement for the region, more needs to be done to address the…

Authorised Justices equipped to clamp down on domestic violence in Malaita communities

14 Authorised Justices around Malaita province have completed training that will enable them to effectively carry out their roles laid out in the Family Protection Act- to issue Interim Protection Orders for survivors of domestic violence in their…

Using drama to battle domestic violence: PW Podcast S02-06

Actions speak louder than words! That is the underlying theme which has inspired an innovative approach to combat violence against women and girls in the Solomon Islands.

Pacific countries agree to establish a regional working group to address domestic violence

Representatives from eleven Pacific countries have agreed to establish a regional working group to help address domestic violence issues. This agreement was a key result from a regional consultation made up of senior civil servants responsible for…

10 December is International Human Rights’ Day

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign
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