Case studies show achievements in gender equality in the Pacific

December 15, 2015

“Nations thrive when every woman and girl has the right to live free of gender-based discrimination, and can participate in education, politics, business and society as equals.”

Pacific Women supports females in 14 Pacific countries to be able to participate fully in economic, political and social life. Its inaugural progress report highlights over 50 case studies, showcasing some of the achievements made possible through various partnerships in the Pacific.

In the Solomon Islands, one man has changed his actions and beliefs towards gender equality after participating in the Channels for Hope Gender Program, now treating his wife and children with respect. Meanwhile in Vanuatu, a woman working as a cleaner on minimum wage is now managing a successful bungalow business, thanks to business management coaching she was able to receive through a Pacific Women-funded TVET centre.

Read Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific Steve Ciobo’s speech launching Pacific Women’s report in Fiji.

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