The Pacific Women Country Plan for FSM complements existing local activities that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Country Plan provides expanded opportunities for women entrepreneurs and supports work that will improve support services to women who have experienced violence.
The program also supports Chuuk Women’s Council to reach marginalised girls in Chuuk through a curriculum focusing on sexual and mental health, health relationships and developing future goals. This activity is part of Pacific Girl, Pacific Women’s dedicated regional program to support adolescent girls aged 10 – 19 years.
In addition to Pacific Women, DFAT makes an important contribution to gender equality in FSM through mainstreaming gender outcomes in the aid program, as well as through political, diplomatic and corporate activities.