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 Pacific Data Hub

SPC_2013_PDaLo_factsheet. Pacific Damage and Loss (PDalo) Factsheet

 Pacific Data Hub

SPC_2013_PDaLo_factsheet. Pacific Damage and Loss (PDalo) Factsheet

 Pacific Data Hub

This brief provides examples of gender transformative changes achieved by initiatives in Papua New Guinea. It describes practical, proven approaches for gender-transformative change and highlights the importance of:

- Program design explicit in its aim to reshape gender norms and power relations.

- Working in partnership with organisations and community groups to create change.

- Drawing on community strengths, customs and practices.

- Clearly aligning activities to support government policy commitments and strengthen government systems.

 Pacific Data Hub

This factsheet identifies factors the factors that encourage and discourage boys from staying in school.

‘Push’ factors include: • Embarrassment of shame.

- Family issues.

- School punishment.

- Culture norms and practices.

- Peer pressure and personal issues.

- A desire by some boys to make money.

- Limited accessibility.

‘Pull’ factors include:

- Opportunities to participate in fun activities.

- Family support.

- Encouragement from friends.

- Positive teacher attitudes.

 Pacific Data Hub

Findings from the study include:

- Girls in Kiribati lack knowledge about menstruation and reproductive health as they transition into adolescence and adulthood.

- Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) contributes to girls being unable to manage their menstruation in Kiribati schools.

- It is often considered taboo for men and boys to talk about menstruation or interact with menstruating girls and women.

 Pacific Data Hub

Emerging policy lessons from World Bank evaluations of programs to prevent violence against women include:

- Programs to increase women’s economic empowerment may reduce GBV by increasing women’s bargaining power and ability to leave abusive relationships, though there are also risks that increased empowerment could threaten household patriarchies and exacerbate violence.

 Pacific Data Hub

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. It also has tremendous costs for individuals and societies, especially in the Pacific, from greater health care expenses to losses in productivity to a pervasive sense of fear and insecurity.

Decades of mobilising by women’s movements have put ending gender-based violence high on national and international agendas. An unprecedented number of countries have laws against domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence.

 Pacific Data Hub

The UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office, in consultation with partners, identified two main challenges facing Pacific organisations and networks to scale up efforts to end violence against women in the Pacific region. These were:

- Limited access to financial resources, and related needs for skills building in project, financial and organisational management.

- Knowledge and capacity needed to strengthen rights based approaches for survivors of violence against women.

 Pacific Data Hub

Women’s economic empowerment is the ability of women to bring about positive changes in their lives and societies as a result of their participation in economic activities. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is strategic for long-term, equity, growth, and sustainability. UN Women research has shown that improving the economic status of women leads to increased economic activity in communities and positive ripple effects for the whole nation. Marketplaces are key sites for women’s economic empowerment as well as national poverty reduction.

 Pacific Data Hub

Climate change is a real and growing threat to livelihoods, cultures, ecosystems and lives in the Pacific region. Gender and climate change are closely linked issues. Women, girls, boys, and men have different roles and responsibilities within their families and communities. As a result, each of these groups is differently affected by, and has different abilities to adapt to, the effects of climate change; and has different skills and knowledge to contribute.

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Key findings of the research note are:

- In 2010 the Pacific region lost 65 percent in potential human development due to gender inequality. But this average hides considerable regional differences.

- Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have high gender inequality, but perhaps surprisingly, so do the Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru.

- Polynesia averages the same as high human development nations, with an average loss of 57 percent in potential human development due to gender inequality.

 Pacific Data Hub

This factsheet explains the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by answering the following questions:

- What is CEDAW?

- What is the role of the UN CEDAW Committee?

- What are CEDAW General Recommendations?

- How is the implementation of CEDAW monitored?

- What are Concluding Observations?

- What is the CEDAW 'Follw Up' Procedure?

- What is the CEDAW Optional Protocol?

- What is the status of CEDAW ratification and reporting in the • Pacific?

 Pacific Data Hub

Since 2009, Australian funding has supported:

- 10 000 survivors of family violence to receive legal assistance and counselling services. 132 women from Vanuatu have benefited from the Australia Awards scholarship program.

- 2,400 women have been trained through Australian Government funded TVET Centres.

- 130 women from the justice sector have been coached and mentored in decision-making skills.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This report was prepared by the Utilities Regulatory Authority and contains information about electricity generated in concession areas (Port Vila town on the island of Efate, Luiganville town on the island of Espiritu Santo, Lakatoro town on the island of Malekula, Lenakel town on the island of Tanna). In addition, the data analyzed in the report is from 2014 to 2020.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Threatened Species Factsheet No. 6.

Vanuatu Environmental Science Society. 2 pages. PDF