Summary of publication
This report builds on an earlier report published in 2008 by the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE), titled Violence Against Women in Melanesia and East Timor: Building on Global and Regional Promising Approaches.
The ODE report assessed current approaches to addressing violence against women and girls in five of Australia’s partner countries: Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste.
Nearly four years after the data were collected for the aforementioned report, the department commissioned the International Center for Research on Women to undertake a follow-up study in preparation for the Australia-US Pacific Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue: Stopping Violence Against Women on 3-4 November 2011.
The results of this follow-up study are meant to contribute to the policy dialogue on violence against women in the Pacific by showcasing successes and lessons learned as well as gaps and shortcomings that need renewed commitment by a broad range of stakeholders.