RRRT staff member Donna Pune-Narai with staff of the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training, Vanuatu, 2018
What We Do
Despite progress within PICs in advancing human rights-compliant laws and national policies, as well as improved UPR and treaty reporting, the human rights context has changed very little over the past four years. Whilst laws, policies and reporting are steps towards change, they in themselves will not realise change without education, training, implementation and enforcement - all only possible through a well-informed and motivated leadership, whether in civil society, judiciary or Government. This next phase of RRRT’s work (2017-2021) focuses on implementation and enforcement, and deepens emphasis on ‘mainstreaming’ a rights-based approach (RBA) across sectors and partners, transformational human rights education (HRE), and capacity development that shifts mind-sets and attitudes, and stimulates action.
RRRT's work is focused on three broad areas:
Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive violation of human rights in the Pacific. RRRT has been a primary support to PICs in drafting and advocating for legislative change for survivors of violence. RRRT is now supporting increased access to justice for women and girl survivors of violence through increased access to justice services.
Alongside its assistance to PIC governments as ‘duty bearers’, RRRT is building the capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) and communities to effectively promote human rights, gender equality and EVAW.
- Contributing to regional and international goals
- Responding to priority human right issues
- Applying an intensive, varied approach to capacity development
- Mainstreaming a RBA across settings and sectors
- Maximising country-specific and regional perspectives
- Contributing to SPC organisational objectives
- Building evidence and sharing learnings.