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  • 10 December 2015 House and a SHED as a response to gender based violence in Nauru
    Project Officer Victoria Scotty. Many gender programmes focus on women but in Nauru, the Women’s Affairs Directorate (WAD) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, has also been turning...Read the rest
  • 10 December 2015 Promoting greater women's leadership in all areas of decision making
    L-R Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Fay Volatabu, Tara Chetty and Adi Finau Tabakaucoro “We’re just so different! But together the Women’s Forum has been able to redefine what...Read the rest
  • 08 December 2015 Preventing violence against women and girls through the school curriculum in Kiribati
      Ms Froline Tokaa New interventions have been made as a response to the alarming statistics on gender based violence in Kiribati. A Family Health and Support Study conduc...Read the rest
  • 07 December 2015 Cook Islands to tackle family violence with new Family Law Bill
    Picture by Tupopongi Marsters, Gender & Development Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs   In 2010,the 11th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women set important goals fo...Read the rest
  • 04 December 2015 Protecting young girls in Papua New Guinea from violence, abuse, neglect and discrimination
    Ms Anna Solomon is Secretary of the Department of Religion, Youth and Community Development in Papua New Guinea. She has noticed some positive changes around gender equality followi...Read the rest
  • 03 December 2015 Samoa Electoral Commission promotes increased participation of women in the 2016 Elections.
    Photo: Samoa Electoral Commission Only 4% of members in the Samoan parliament of 2014 were women, a fact that reflects the significant social and customary obstacles that are not unco...Read the rest
  • 02 December 2015 Increasing protection for survivors of violence in Republic of Marshall Islands by raising awareness of rights to justice
    Women in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) have had access to the legal mechanism of protection orders since 2012. The Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act (DVPP...Read the rest
  • 02 December 2015 RMI President meets with President Obama
      The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, His Excellency Christopher J. Loeak, released the following statement today following a meeting between the President of the United...Read the rest
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