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Women in the Pacific

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Today, the issue of human rights, gender-based violence and decision making, are high on the agenda of Pacific leaders, but there is still much work to do.

Women and girls in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of the violence which intimately affects all aspects of their lives.

To address this and to push for increased political participation, from the 1970s and 80s, women’s groups began to collectively take action.

Today, the issue of human rights, gender-based violence and decision making, are high on the agenda of Pacific leaders, but there is still much work to do.

In this video, Merilyn Tahi and Alice Kaloran of Vanuatu and Marie Maddison of the Marshall Islands.

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