Collective action helps advance gender policies in Solomon Islands

Five out of nine provinces in the Solomon Islands have endorsed gender equality policies, a positive indication of how gender equality has become a national development priority. For Vaela Ngai, the Director for the Women’s Development Division (WDD)…

Report: Women hold the key to unlocking the potential of sustainable energy in the Pacific

The countries and territories of the Pacific share some common energy challenges, but their success in meeting them has been uneven, particularly in rural areas. Addressing the shortfalls will require a renewed focus on women at every stage, as key and…

Pacific Women Lead Team starts work at Pacific Community (SPC)

Pacific Women Lead has transitioned to the Pacific Community (SPC)'s Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division. With this transition, Pacific Women Lead is now at the centre of SPC’s regional work on gender equality.  

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.

Stat of the week: Proportion of Tongan females who own a mobile phone

The proportion of Tongan🇹🇴 females (aged 15 to 49 years) who own a mobile phone. This is only slightly lower than the level among Tongan males aged 15-49 years (88.3%).

Stat of the Week: Women seats in the Parliament of French Polynesia

  52.6%: Women hold more than one-half of seats in the Parliament of French Polynesia. Explore more data:

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion critical components in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in FSM

Lack of recognition for women’s contribution to agriculture

Photo Credit: CARE Vanuatu

New agreement set to boost regional support for capacity building of Pacific workforce

Friday 24 April 2020 The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the Pacific Community (SPC) virtually signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday 24 April 2020, which supports greater productivity and inclusion for the Pacific workforce.

16 days of activism against gender based violence: Yvonne Te Ruki Rangi o Tangaora Underhill-Sem, Associate Professor, University of Auckland

16 days of activism against gender based violence: Yvonne Te Ruki Rangi o Tangaora Underhill-Sem, Associate Professor, University of Auckland
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