Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) is one of the largest global commitments to
gender equality. It partners with governments, multilateral organisations, local and international non-government organisations (NGOs), private sector, disabled persons organisations, coalitions and others to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women and to end violence against women and girls. Its emphasis is on partnerships and locally-driven development.
Since the program’s launch in August 2012, an estimated 1.62 million women, men and children in Papua New Guinea have been able to access services and information through initiatives supported by Pacific Women. The Australian Government has supported 56 projects with 59 partners in Papua New Guinea with an AUD116.77 million total projected commitment through Pacific Women.