Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries


This literature survey synthesises material from the reports listed in the annotated bibliography on gender-based violence in the Pacific. Information has been grouped into the following topics: (a)Nature and extent of gender-based violence in the Pacific(b)Social context and challenges in addressing violence against women and girls(c)Access to justice for survivors of gender violence(d)Access to support services(e)Preventing violence against women and girls(f) Recommendations. This paper provides information on the following countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Vanuatu. The literature contains some general comments about the situation across the Pacific, followed by specific information for each Pacific Island Country, where available. The amount of information available on each Pacific country varies. The most comprehensive information comes from countries which form part of the Pacific Multi-site Study on the Effects of Violence against Women on Family Health and Safety (Kiribati, Samoa and the Solomon Islands). There are some countries for which very little information is available, such as Niue, Nauru and Tokelau. The accompanying annotated bibliography provides summaries of the reports referred to in the literature review with hyperlinks, where the reports are available online.

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UN/IGO Document
Submitted by Toksave
March 25, 2021
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