Summary of publication
This document provides a summary of the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) program, which aims to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of women in Vanuatu.
Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) was launched by the Australian Government at the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in August 2012. Pacific Women is a ten-year, $320 million program, funded through Australian aid, which aims to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women. Pacific Women will support countries to meet the commitments they made in the Pacific Leaders’ Gender Equality Declarations. Pacific Women will work with all 14 Pacific Island Forum countries.
Through Pacific Women, the Australian Government will spend approximately $11.9 million over 10 years on initiatives supporting women’s empowerment in Vanuatu.