Gender equality and violence against women and children

Gender equality and violence against women and children

RRRT, alongside regional and national partners, provided significant technical assistance that resulted in the following outcomes:

  • Increased capacity to lobby for legislative change was three countries that resulted in the development of draft domestic violence legislation for Tuvalu, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
  • Provision of drafting options on comprehensive and integrated VAW legislation for five countries (Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu).
  • Marshall Islands Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act in 2011 (through training, advice and technical assistance provided on the draft bill).
  • Support to NGOs and Governments in Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu in reporting to the CEDAW committee.
  • Civil society organisations in Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Kiribati on drafting of Shadow Reports to the CEDAW Committee. Support to Fiji State and NGOs on the CEDAW Follow-Up Report
  • Vanuatu Family Protection Act of 2008
  • Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission in revising the Evidence Act 2009
  • Partnership strategies between government and non government organisation on Violence Against Women which resulted in capacity building on legislative lobbying
  • Partnerships established with CSOs and government which led to direct ratification on CEDAW in Kiribati and Nauru
  • PIRMCCM (Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism) in developing a Gender and Human Rights Policy that will assist with the implementation of global funds grants in the Pacific for HIV, STI, Malaria and TB
  • Passing of the Fiji Family Law Act of 2003
  • Pacific Island countries with the publication of, 'The CEDAW Roadmap: Reporting before the Committee' in 2003
  • The publication 'The Law for Pacific Women' by RRRT Human Rights Advisor, Imrana Jalal, 1998



SPC’s Regional Rights Resource Team receives core funding from the Australian Government and additional project support from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Pacific Leadership Programme (PLP), European Union (EU) and the German Development Bank (KfW).