gender equality

Podcast: PW Special Edition: International Women's Day

Fiji Minister for Women, Hon. Mereseini Vunidawa joins SPC's Deputy Director General Audrey Aumua, and FWCC Coordinator Shamima Ali, for a discussion on the advancement of gender equality in the Pacific.   

Dr A. Aumua: Opening Remarks for 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights

Check Against Delivery Opening Remarks by Pacific Community Deputy Director General Dr. Audrey Aumua Pre-Launch of International Women's Day & Celebration of 25th Anniversary of Pacific Platform for Action on Gender Equality and Women's Human Rights…

Kiribati Teachers College lecturers develop social citizenship education module

Lecturers in Kiribati completed an intensive training workshop focussed on the foundational concepts of human rights and responsibilities; gender equality; social citizenship and violence against women. During the course of the workshop participants…

Breaking Stereotypes in Solomon Islands Maritime Sector: Diana’s Dream

Meet Diana Hill Su’ulisau, one of the inspiring Pacific Island women leading the way in changing mindsets of men and women in society by choosing a career path in Solomon Islands Maritime sector. Diana used to work for one of the local banks in the…

“Consent is the key word. Silence does not signify consent.”

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

"We are expected to accept this behaviour as normal"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 24-year-old transgender woman. I work as a waitress at a big hotel. Sometimes I work in the restaurant area and other times in the bar, serving guests with food and drinks. The work is fun – I get to meet people…

Until we start speaking up, things are not going to improve…

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 46-year-old professional Pacific Island woman working for a large development organisation. My work requires frequent travel to Pacific Island countries for meetings and conferences.

“I feel like no one will believe us”

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m 39 years old. I’m a single mother with three children. My son is in high school and my two girls are in primary. My husband died last year. He had a heart attack. He was 45. He was a mechanic. He used to drink a…

"Luckily, our bank has a very clear policy"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 27 year-old bank worker. I love my job. I get to meet new people every day and there’s never a dull moment in the bank. Sure, some of the customers get frustrated with the waiting time and take it out on staff,…

“It started in high school…”

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I am 21 year old woman, a third-year university student. For me, sexual harassment started in high school. Yes, I know boys will be boys and make stupid comments, and I could handle them, though I didn’t like them. But…
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