ANNEX B

Pacific Women List of Activities

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

An enabling environment for the full participation of women in economic development (Gender and Development Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs)

Strengthened the capacity of the Cook Islands Government to identify new economic opportunities for women, promote and support women’s businesses in the formal and informal sectors and support women’s access to financial services.

$590,000

2013-2017 (Complete)

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Eliminating violence against women through training, advocacy and support services
(Punanga Tauturu Inc.)

Providing support to Punanga Tauturu Inc. womens’ counselling centre to provide counselling, legal aid and conduct advocacy focused on eliminating violence against women.

$130,000

2017-2018

Strengthening capacity towards the elimination of violence against women (Gender and Development Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs; Punanga Tauturu Inc. and Cook Islands Police)

Strengthened the capacity of the Cook Islands Government to improve legal frameworks, law enforcement, justice systems and services to prevent and respond to violence against women.

$190,000

2013-2017 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Increasing capacity to deliver on the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) policy (Gender and Development Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs)

Increasing the capacity of the Cook Islands Government to progress their GEWE policy, and provide secretariat support to the National Steering Committee through a national consultant and project funds.

$70,000

2017-2018

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

Increasing economic opportunities for women (The Pacific Community)

DFAT will support a 3-year Pacific Women Growing Businesses project, to enable women to start and scale up their businesses by providing business skills and development. SPC will partner with the College of Micronesia to increase the quantity and range of entrepreneurship and business development training available. A Business Development Counsellor will be recruited, working under the Social Development Programme at SPC.

$154,600

2017–2018

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Supporting CEDAW shadow reporting (FSM Non-government organisations)

Funding was provided to FSM Non-government organisations to present their shadow report to the 66th session of the CEDAW Convention in February 2017.

$3,677

2017 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

Support for Women’s Weather Watch Preparedness, Participation and Protection campaign (femLINKPACIFIC)

Ensuring disaster preparedness plans, media and information communication systems are gender inclusive. Activities build on femLINKPACIFIC’s collaboration with the Fiji National Disaster Management Office which includes development of content for the National Tsunami Preparedness Plan.

$275,000

2017–2018

Enhancing women’s participation in decision making through strengthened community radio transmission (femLINKPACIFIC)

Upgraded community radio infrastructure to increase transmission and reach of femTALK’s 98FM radio transmission.

Additional funding was provided to femLINKPACIFIC to enable repairs to radio infrastructure as a result of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The funding supported conduct of community and national level consultations with rural women to increase their awareness and participation in national disaster management response and recovery and pilot women led community based protection mechanisms in six locations around Fiji.

$362,131

2013–2017 (Complete)

Outcome Area: Economic Empowerment

Markets for Change (UN Women)

Improving market governance, management, infrastructure and access to financial services to increase women’s economic empowerment and ensure markets are more sustainable, accessible and safe for women vendors.

$10,677,715

2014–2019

Support for women’s economic empowerment (South Pacific Academy of Beauty Therapy)

Improving economic opportunities for rural women through education and training. Fifty scholarships were awarded to women to train and graduate with a certificate beauty and spa therapy.

$616,672

2014–2018

Support to community-based women’s organisations (Ra Naari Parishad)

Supporting the establishment of the Ra Naari Centre to enable the organisation to deliver economic livelihood activities.

$20,000

2015–2017

Support for women’s civil society organisations (Women in Fisheries Network – Fiji)

Supporting the re-establishment of the Women in Fisheries Network-Fiji to enable a platform for sharing knowledge, promoting collaboration and exchanging information to address the urgent need to strengthen the involvement of and improve the conditions of women in the Fiji fisheries sector.

$85,000

2015–2017

Women’s Vocational Training Centre (Fiji Muslim Women’s League)

Supported targeted training programs for women to enhance economic opportunities.

 

Additional funding was provided to the Fiji Muslim Women’s League to enable the distribution of dignity, hygiene and household kits to women in rural and remote areas of Ba and Ra affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

$251,796

2015–2016 (Complete)

Feasibility study on increasing women’s economic opportunities in Fiji (Consultant)

Completed a participatory scoping study on options for expanding women’s economic opportunities across urban and rural areas in Fiji.

$47,638

2014–2015 (Complete)

Outcome: Ending Violence against Women

Support for sexual reproductive health services for women and youth (Medical Services Pacific)

Supporting the increased access to justice, clinic health care for women and girls and increased child protection for vulnerable children and youth through targeted programs.

Additional funding was provided to enable Medical Services Pacific to deliver sexual reproductive health services to rural and remote women in Tropical Cyclone Winston affected communities.

$988,423

2014–2017

Support for gender equality through ecumenical-based approaches (House of Sarah)

Supported increased collaboration between church leaders and clergy on advocacy for ending violence against women.

$131,000

2014–2017

Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Programs to Eliminate Violence against Women in Fiji and the Pacific (Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre)

Supporting the continuation of funding to FWCC, the leading crisis and support service for women and girls in Fiji and the region. This includes funding for multiple shelters for survivors of violence in Fiji.

$6,300,000

2014–2020

Support for women’s empowerment through holistic and sustainable service delivery (Empower Pacific)

Provided support to build skills, enhance knowledge and awareness of community members and other local service providers in addressing social issues that impact women’s empowerment, well-being and safety.

$270,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

WEAVERS project (Pacific Conference of Churches)

Supported the use of a rights-based theological approach to eliminating violence against women. This project aimed to provide communities with rights-based ecumenical messages to support the prevention of violence against women and link women to crisis services in Fiji.

$83,000

2016 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

The Fiji Women’s Fund

Supporting local women’s groups, organisations and networks in Fiji to expand and enhance their work on women’s empowerment and gender equality. A key objective of the Fund is to reach women living in rural and remote locations and those who are marginalised. The Fund is implemented by a team led by a Fund Manager and support staff and has a Steering Committee to provide strategic guidance and advice.

$10,500,000

2016–2022

We Rise Coalition (a partnership between the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, femLINKPACIFIC and the International Women’s Development Agency)

Supporting a coalition of four women’s rights organisations committed to a Pacific where there is gender justice, ecological sustainability, peace, freedom, equality and human rights for all.

$2,800,000

2015–2019

Developing a multi-dimensional and gender-sensitive measure of poverty through the Individual Deprivation Measure (International Women’s Development Agency, Australian National University, and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics)

Applying the Individual Deprivation Measure tool to measure the gendered aspects of poverty in communities. The provision of gender sensitive data aims to inform national policy and decision makers on programs and services for women and vulnerable groups.

$346,659

2013–2017/span>

Support to Ministry of Women (Ministry of Women)

Supporting the Ministry of Women’s implementation of the National Gender Policy and Monitoring & Evaluation capacity.

$434,334

2015–2017

Feasibility study on establishing a women’s fund to support women focused organisations in Fiji (Consultant)

Completed a study that built on recommendations of a DFAT commissioned civil society analysis that included a focus on the situation of women focused CSOs in Fiji and how DFAT could best support their work in line with its commitment under Pacific Women.

$60,612

2015–2016 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Support for the Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs to undertake work to support ending violence against women (Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Women’s Development Division)

Providing funding to employ project staff to support the Government of Kiribati’s implementation and monitoring of gender equality activities, including the Shared Implementation Plan on EVAW, the UN Joint Program on EVAW and the Respectful Relationships initiative.

$483,996

2013–2019

Strengthening Peaceful Villages in Kiribati (UN Women)

Providing funding through UN Women to implement the ‘Strengthening Peaceful Villages in Kiribati’ program. This program is aimed at changing community and individual behaviours to prevent violence.

$1,647,984

2017–2020

Extension of Kiribati Police Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences office based in Betio to provide a safe place and referral centre for survivors of violence (Kiribati Police Domestic Violence Unit)

Providing survivors of violence with temporary shelter and comfort while awaiting referral to relevant services. This funding is also supporting the training and capacity development of over 200 outer island police officers, special constables and village wardens.

$143,725

2014–2017

Judiciary enabling rights outreach to the vulnerable (Magistrates Court)

Supported consultations on the Family Peace Act and training on issues related to human rights and sexual and gender-based violence for lay magistrates on Tarawa and outer islands. This project also supported the community and outer islands to improve understanding of the court system and services in relation to ending violence against women as well as to improve services provided by lay magistrates and court clerks.

$125,398

2014–2017

Support the implementation of the Kiribati Women and Children’s Support Centre’s (KWCSC) Strategic Plan through the Kiribati Family Health Association (KFHA) and technical assistance for development of the strategic plan through Pacific Women Support Unit (KFHA)

Supporting establishment of the first formal support centre in Kiribati for women and children survivors of violence, including funding for recruitment and training of staff. Technical assistance was also provided to the Kiribati Family Health Association to facilitate the finalisation of a three-year strategic plan for the KWCSC. Establishment of the KWCSC commenced in 2017.

$321,880

2014–2018

Improved infrastructure and training for Ministry of Health staff (Ministry of Health)

Supported the extension of an existing gynaecology room in the main hospital in South Tarawa to enable improved access to treatment, care and referral services for survivors of violence. Also, supported training of frontline officers working with survivors of sexual violence.

$150,000

2014–2016 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Supporting women’s organisations (Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs, Women’s Development Division)

Supporting the restoration of AMAK (Kiribati’s national women’s umbrella organisation) through recruitment of technical assistance to assess the current status of AMAK and provide recommendations on the way forward.

$26,200

2017–2018

2015 One Billion Rising Campaign (Kiribati Family Health Association)

Supported Kiribati to be part of a revolutionary global ending violence against women movement where the Kiribati Family Health Association worked with young people to lead the campaign using creative arts such as stage performances, dancing, singing and marches.

$6,800

2015 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

Increasing women’s political participation (UN Women)

Transformational leadership training for potential women candidates, male allies and community representatives; and training on CEDAW and human rights to MPs.

$200,000

2016–2017 (Complete)

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Improve the health sector response and services to reduce domestic violence (PACTAM, Ministry of Health)

Strengthening the role of the health sector to identify and support survivors of violence by training health workers, improving access to counselling services and raising awareness of domestic violence.

$530,000

2014–2019

Pacific Community Health and Wellbeing Education Project (University of New England)

Strengthening social skill and qualifications of Nauruans.

$594,734/span>

2015–2017

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Regional support on male advocacy (Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and Government of Palau)

Supported for Palau participants to attend the Regional Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre Training Program.

$18,018

2016 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Support for implementation of the Government of Palau’s gender mainstreaming policy and strategy (Gender Division, Ministry of Culture and Community Affairs, Government of Palau)

Providing support to the Government through funding for a national Gender Analyst position to be based within the Ministry of Culture and Community Affairs to support the development and implementation of a gender mainstreaming policy.

$91,956

2017–2019

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

PNG Women in Mining (Consultants)

This project is working with the Mineral Resources Authority and extractive industry partners to strengthen women’s participation in negotiation and agreement processes for major extractive industry projects.

$1,500,000

2017–2019

Women in Leadership Support Program (Australian National University/State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program)

The project is improving women’s leadership and political participation by enhancing competitiveness of women candidates contesting PNG’s 2017 and 2022 national elections and the 2018 local level government elections.

$1,937,592

2016–2021

Inclusive Development in post-conflict Bougainville (World Bank)

Supports an approach to planning that works to ensure women are involved in decision-making at community and district levels regarding allocation of funds and direct delivery of projects.

$2,500,000

2015–2018

Support to the PNG Women’s Forum (US State Department and Department for Community Development and Religion)

The annual Women’s Forum brings diverse women from across PNG together to discuss issues of gender equality and national development.

$99,921

2016–2017

Young Women’s Leadership Project (International Women’s Development Agency and Bougainville Women’s Federation)

This activity provides leadership and mentoring opportunities for young women in South and Central Bougainville. The program supports a Young Women’s Leadership Forum, a Women’s Leadership Caucus and Male Advocacy sessions.

$646,320

2016–2018

Voter Education Project (International Women’s Development Agency and Bougainville Women’s Federation)

The project is providing civic education about voting rights and responsibilities to people across Bougainville, focusing on the historically disenfranchised cohort of people who grew up during the Crisis, known as the ‘lost generation’.

$451,888

2016–2017

Women in political leadership design (UN and consultant team)

The design provided recommendations for ways to support women’s political leadership from local level upwards. The design included a workshop in partnership with UNDP drawing together eminent leaders from across the Pacific to discuss temporary special measures for women in Parliament. The design drew on consultations in four provinces across PNG with women and men.

$184,157

2015–2016 (Complete)

Strengthening Women’s Advocacy in Community Mining Agreements (Consultants)

The design provided recommendations to strengthen women’s participation in negotiation and agreement processes for major extractive industry projects in PNG.

$136,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

Increased women’s representation in local government (Centre for Democratic Institutions)

Supported training for prospective women candidates in the 2013 local level government elections. Developed a media information and talk-back radio campaign and compiled a register of candidates.

$350,000

2012–2013 (Complete)

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

Financial Literacy Training for women and men in Yangoru-Saussia (Asian Development Bank delivered through the Microfinance Expansion Project)

The Microfinance Expansion Project will deliver training on budgeting and savings for 13,000 additional men and women with a target of reaching 10,000 women and 5,000 men.

$316,500

2017

Kirapim Kaikai na Maket, Tsak Valley (Community Development Workers Association Inc.)

The project helps women in the Tsak Valley to increase crop production resilience to reliably produce surplus which they may be able to collectively market.

$40,000

2016–2018

Coffee Industry Support Project (CARE International in PNG)

This project supports women’s participation and advocacy in the coffee industry to increase opportunities for women farmers to benefit from the industry.

$4,507,131

2013–2019

Strengthening Business Coalitions for Women and Economic Empowerment Partnership with the Private Sector (International Finance Corporation)

This project supports the Business Coalition for Women to improve the status and safety of women in workplaces. The project is working to empower women economically and improve businesses.

$3,400,000

2014–2018

Increasing economic opportunities for women smallholder and their families ‘Family Teams’ (University of Canberra)

This project works with women and men to change gender roles at family level so that women have more access and control of income from family farming activities.

$3,000,000

2015–2018

Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem for women in PNG to enable women’s economic empowerment.

This involves two grants that are co-financed by the US State Department (Center for International Private Enterprise and StartUp Cup, Inc.)

This project supports the establishment of an environment supportive of women’s entrepreneurial ambitions. It includes establishing a Women’s Business Resource Centre, an accelerator business model competition, mentoring for women entrepreneurs and working with universities to strengthen the content and teaching of relevant curriculums.

$635,071

2015–2018

Women’s Needs Analysis – Tsak Valley, Enga Province (Consultant)

The needs analysis recommended activities to support women’s economic empowerment in the Tsak Valley, Enga Province.

$40,355

2015 (Complete)

Ginigoada Project Design (Consultant)

The design recommended extending Ginigoada’s learning programs and development of new modules to new geographical areas to benefit more poor women.

$48,470

2015 (Complete)

Outcome: Ending Violence against Women

Family and Sexual Violence Case Management: Building on Success for National Impact (Femili PNG)

Femili PNG’s vision is to provide effective client case management services and foster strong partnerships to address family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.

$2,723,967

2017–2020

Port Moresby: A Safe City for Women and Girls Program (UN Women)

Improving women’s safety at markets in Port Moresby and supporting women market vendors to advocate with local government to meet their ongoing needs.

$4,200,000

2013–2017

Responding to Gender Based and Sorcery Related Violence in the Highlands (Oxfam in PNG with Highlands Women’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network)/span>

* Previously called: support to Highlands Women’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network and repatriation research

This project is preventing violence against women by challenging traditional community attitudes to sorcery, implementing behavioural change activities with communities and conducting research on the effectiveness of repatriation of survivors.

$3,294,517

2013–2019

Support for strengthening national coordination, implementation and monitoring mechanisms to prevent and respond to Family and Sexual Violence (United Nations Development Programme)

Supporting the Government of PNG to lead a coordinated response to support survivors of violence, including development of a national strategy, developing a national database and mobilising community champions.

$3,500,000

2014–2017

Building the capacity of PNG’s Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (Institute of National Affairs and consultant)

This project provides financial and technical support to strengthen the sustainability and capacity of the Family Sexual Violence Action Committee National Secretariat.

$920,588

2014–2018

Safe Public Transport for Women, Girls and Children (UN Women)

This project is connected but separate to the Safe City project. It focuses on the provision of a safe, reliable and affordable public transport that enables women and children to move freely and safely around Port Moresby.

$3,000,000

2015–2017

Komuniti Lukautim Ol Meri (FHI 360)

This project is addressing violence against women and girls in selected sites in Western Highlands and Sandaun provinces. The project has four pillars: prevention, response, empowerment and monitoring and evaluation.

$2,500,000

2015–2018

From Gender Based Violence to Gender Justice and Healing (International Women’s Development Agency and Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation)

This project provides crisis support services for women and children and men, across all regions of Bougainville, particularly within rural and remote communities. It also works to prevent violence against women and developed a network of human rights defenders and male advocates.

$1,693,366

2015–2018

Partnerships for Positive Parenting (UNICEF)

This project is developing an evidence-based approach to training parents on strategies that promote child development. It is building on the strength of the church to deliver a parenting program within communities and is developing and testing locally appropriate resources and monitoring and evaluation tools.

$1,787,760

2015–2017

End Violence against Children Campaign (UNICEF)

This project is increasing public awareness and understanding of the impact of violence against children and improving access to support services whilst campaigning against violence.

$1,995,000

2015–2017

Highlands Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health Project (CARE International in PNG)

This project draws on community-based analysis of local gender and power issues to address underlying and intermediate causes of sexual, reproductive and maternal health-related morbidity and mortality, including family and sexual violence. The project is increasing civil society advocacy for sexual, reproductive and maternal health to provincial and national actors.

$1,000,000

2015–2017

Creating a movement to end violence against women in PNG: The SASA! pilot and Family Support Centre assistance project (Population Services International PNG)

This project supports the work of the Port Moresby General Hospital’s Family Support Centre through effective community outreach and awareness and intra-hospital referrals. It also works with communities in National Capital District and Central Province to end gender-based violence and ensure provision of services to survivors of violence.

$3,479,000

2015–2017

Establishment of Family Support Centres at Arawa Hospital, Bougainville and Daru Hospital, Western Province (Health and Education Procurement Facility and the Health and HIV Implementing Services Provider)

This project supported the construction of a Family Support Centre Building at Arawa and Daru hospital and procurement of basic clinical equipment. Funding also contributed to the development and piloting of a Gender Based Training Manual for the PNG National Department of Health.

$1,200,000

2015–2017

Refurbishment of Lifeline (Lifeline)

The refurbishment of Lifeline refuge enabled them to provide emergency accommodation to survivors of violence.

$88,261

2016–2017 (Complete)

Support to Family Support Centres and Health clinics in Southern Highlands (International Committee of the Red Cross)

This support purchased medical equipment for eight health centres in Southern Highlands to assist women survivors of violence.

$38,714

2016–2017 (Complete)

Construction of Koki market transit centre (Koki Market)

This infrastructure support complemented the UN Women Safe City project and built a transit centre and other market upgrades to increase the safety of market vendors who stay overnight to sell their produce.

$492,508

2016–2017 (Complete)

Increase in Family Support Centres (Port Moresby General Hospital)

This project rebuilt the Family Support Centre at Port Moresby General Hospital in accordance with the Family Support Centre guidelines, and provided transport for survivors.

$187,057

2015–2017 (Complete)

Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre ‘Femili PNG’ (Oxfam in PNG with Australian National University)

Established the first case management centre to support survivors to access emergency medical care, access emergency shelter of an adequate duration and standard, provide counselling support and assistance to obtain police, legal and social services if requested.

$3,096,186

2014–2017 (Complete)

Family Support Centre at Eastern Highlands hospital (Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority)

This project strengthened the governance and operations of the Eastern Highlands Family Support Centre to provide crisis services to survivors of violence.

$283,028

2013–2015 (Complete)

Outcome: Learning and Understanding24

Research Training Program (Australian National University / State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program)

The project will enhance existing research skills and develop new gender research skills of Pacific Women partner organisations and practitioners with a specific focus on research addressing gender inequality in PNG and working with Pacific Women funded partners.

$695,458

2017–2019

Developing communication strategies for social change against sorcery related violence (Queensland University of Technology)

This research project integrates communication for social change and audio-visual media approaches in developing communication strategies. Communication products will support attitudinal and behavioural change through the development of materials that are contextually relevant.

$719,801

2016–2019

Improving the impact of state and non-state interventions in overcoming sorcery accusations related violence in PNG (Australian National University / State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program)

This research project investigates different interventions by state and non-state actors and institutions (such as customary and local organisations, churches, and civil society) in overcoming the violence associated with accusations of sorcery in PNG. These research insights will assist partners to develop training packages to implement the Government’s National Action Plan on Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation related violence.

$1,059,240

2016–2020

Gender Stocktake of Australian Government Aid Program in PNG (Consultant)

This consultancy took stock of all gender and women’s empowerment work occurring across the Australian Government in PNG; including diplomatic engagement, whole of government partners, Defence and aid.

$89,584

2015 (Complete)


24 In the PNG Country Plan, Learning and Understanding replaces Enhancing Agency as an intended outcome.

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Iden Mwekun (Place of Life) Program (Women United Together Marshall Islands – WUTMI)

Providing core funding and organisational strengthening support to WUTMI to improve governance and operations. This project also provides funding to WUTMI’s ending violence against women program, which includes the first domestic violence support centre in RMI.

$414,649

2015–2017

Technical assistance to WUTMI (PACTAM, WUTMI)

Provided technical assistance through an Adviser who supported the design of a domestic violence support service for women and girls in RMI and delivered capacity building for WUTMI staff to enable them to provide rights-based support to women and girl survivors of violence.

$200,558

2015–2017 (Complete)

Establish a domestic violence support service (Women United Together Marshall Islands)

Enabled wide community consultation on the design of a culturally appropriate domestic violence support service for women and girls in RMI.

$80,000

2014–2016 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Organisational capacity development and strategic planning (Pacific Women Support Unit)

Undertook a capacity assessment of WUTMI to identify organisational capacity development needs and explore future opportunities for partnership.

$7,970

2015–2016 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

Increasing Political Participation of Women in Samoa (UNDP)

Providing support in the implementation of the 2013 Constitutional Amendment to introduce a 10 per cent quota of women representatives in Parliament.

$500,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Samoan Women Shaping Development Program (Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD))

Supporting the MWCSD to implement the gender components of the Community Development Sector Implementation Framework in the key outcomes areas of: increasing women’s economic empowerment; advancing gender equality in decision-making and political governance; and reducing violence against women. This project enables MWCSD to fund multiple activities with national NGO’s and women’s organisations in Samoa.

$3,800,000

2015–2020

Samoa Gender Adviser (Consultant)

Providing technical assistance to support the implementation of Samoan Women Shaping Development. The Adviser provides mentoring, coaching and training to support capacity strengthening within the Ministry and provides support to enable gender mainstreaming of DFAT sector programs in Samoa.

$331,283

2015–2017

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

Empowering Women is Smart Business (International Finance Corporation)

Supporting engagement with the private sector in Solomon Islands to address gender inequalities in the labour market.

$2,300,000

2016–2020

Markets for Change (UN Women)

Improving market governance, management, infrastructure and access to financial services to increase women’s economic empowerment and ensure markets are more sustainable, accessible and safe for women vendors.

$4,098,741

2014–2019

Support to Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (Solomon Islands Women in Business Association)

Supporting SIWIBA to establish a business development centre with facilities and training for members to gain skills to establish and run profitable businesses in the formal and informal sectors.

$485,000

2014-2017

Pacific Partnership (International Finance Corporation)

The program aims to enhance women’s economic empowerment through new employment opportunities, improved labour conditions, and improved access to financial services.

$2,400,000

2016–2019

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Responding to violence against women and girls in Solomon Islands (International Women’s Development Agency)

The program will provide core funding, technical support and capacity building to the Family Support Centre and Christian Care Centre to provide quality services to women and children survivors of violence.

$2,800,000

2017-2021

Channels of Hope for Gender (World Vision Solomon Islands)

Reducing violence against women in the Solomon Islands by working with religious and community leaders to challenge gender inequitable attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of men and women.

$2,438,717

2013–2017

Let’s Make our Families Safe (Solomon Islands National Council of Women, Vois Blong Mere Solomon, International Women’s Development Agency, Pacific Leadership Program, Oxfam Australia and IOD PARC)

Supporting community-level action to address violence against women and help to establish coalitions between civil society groups, services providers, churches and government agencies that are working to prevent family violence.

$5,642,461

2014–2017

Red Cardim Vaelens (Live & Learn Solomon Islands)

Working with selected sports clubs in Honiara and Auki to address gender-based violence through sports.

$557,810

2015–2017

Youth alcohol and violence reduction against women and children (Save the Children)

Working with young people to address causes of gender-based violence.

$800,000

2015–2017

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Recognising shared interests of Australia and Solomon Islands in the advancement of gender equality (Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs)

Strengthened the capacity of Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs to progress priority outcomes in accordance with its Gender Equality and Women’s Development Policy.

$450,827

2013–2016 (Complete)

Social Development Adviser (Consultant)

Provided technical assistance through a Social Development Adviser who worked with DFAT staff to improve gender considerations in planning, programming, monitoring and learning of all Australian-funded aid programs.

$200,000

2014 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Ending Violence Against Women

Support to Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) Tonga (WCCC and the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre)

Supporting existing violence against women service providers to increase the quality, coverage and awareness of services.

$1,550,000

2014–2019

Funding to government for key ending violence against women events (Government of Tonga Women’s Affairs Division)

Supporting the Women’s Affairs Division to coordinate media and events for key celebration days (International Women’s Day, White Ribbon Day etc.) and and provide core funding to the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children.

$359,460

2014–2017

Families Free of Violence Tonga (Famili Fiefia ‘Oua Vatamaki) (Australian Federal Police)

The program works across multiple sectors to strengthen the response to family violence in Tonga and increase community awareness of the impacts of family violence.

$2,646,000

2017–2019

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Providing technical assistance through a Gender Adviser who works with DFAT staff to improve gender considerations in planning, programming, monitoring and learning of all Australian-funded aid programs. The adviser also works with the Government of Tonga and sectoral program managers to improve outcomes for women.

$312,000

2014–2017

Research on impacts of seasonal migrant worker scheme on women and men (World Bank)

Completed research to investigate the social and economic impacts of the seasonal migrant worker scheme and develop recommendations to enhance benefits of the scheme for women and men in Tonga.

$100,0000

2014–2016 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

National Disability Study (Consultant)

Conduct the first National People with Disability Study, which collects data and information to better understand the situation of people with disabilities in Tuvalu and identify strategies to improve support provided to them.

$103,680

2016–2017

Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser (Consultant)

Provision of technical assistance through an adviser to support the implementation of the Pacific Women Tuvalu Country Plan. The Adviser provides mentoring, coaching and training to support capacity strengthening within the Gender and Development Division. The Adviser also supports coordination between the Gender and Development Division and other government ministries to enable the implementation of the Family Protection and Domestic Violence Act.

$284,597

2016–2018

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

Support the introduction of reserved seats for women at Provincial Council level (Pacific Leadership Program and the Department of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Community Services)

Supporting the development of alternative approaches to increase women’s participation in politics. This project is providing adaptive leadership training to women councillors to increase skills in advocacy and policy reform.

$220,000

2014–2017

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

Markets for Change (UN Women)

Improving market governance, management, infrastructure and access to financial services to increase women’s economic empowerment and ensure markets are more sustainable, accessible and safe for women vendors.

$3,429,077

2014–2019

Improving training and employment outcomes for women and girls (Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Strengthening Program)

Providing training for women with a focus on tourism and agribusiness, individual coaching to women to improve business skills and increase women’s opportunities for paid employment.

$1,486,397

2013–2019

Outcome: Ending Violence against Women

Preventing violence against women (Vanuatu Women’s Centre)

Supporting collaboration between the Vanuatu Women’s Centre and the Department of Women’s Affairs, this project focuses on exploring ways to prevent gender-based violence, support the implementation of the Family Protection Act and conduct research on the crisis service needs of rural women.

$6,800,000

2014–2021

Film series on women’s empowerment and domestic violence (Wan Smolbag Theatre)

Funding provided to Wan Smolbag Theatre to develop a film series on women’s empowerment for community awareness.

$260,000

2016–2019

Response to tropical cyclone Pam (Vanuatu Women’s Centre)

Providing funding to the Vanuatu Women’s Centre to ensure that women’s needs are adequately addressed in recovery planning in Vanuatu.

$500,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

Research on improved access to justice for women and children (Policing and Justice Support Program)

Completed research that maps out the ‘conflict management web’, with a special emphasis on how conflicts involving women and violence against women are managed and resolved in order to identify areas of innovation and strength, as well as areas of weakness.

$200,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome: Leadership and Decision Making

Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnerships (PWPP) Project (Australian International and Community Relations Office, Department of the House of Representatives)

Building the capacity of Pacific women parliamentarians and their staff to ensure gender equality issues are better addressed in parliament.

$2,850,037

2013–2018

Support for Women’s Groups and Coalitions (Pacific Leadership Program)

Funding provided to Pacific Leadership Program to deliver adaptive leadership training for women leaders and coalition members. The project also carried out research contributing to improved knowledge of entry points for women’s leadership and structural empowerment to inform future programing.

$254,062

2015–2017

Gender Equality in Political Governance (UN Women)

Contributed to the improvement of governance mechanisms, through increased women’s transformative political participation in informal and formal systems.

$200,000

2013 (Complete)

Outcome: Economic Empowerment

Technical and vocational training opportunities for women in the Pacific (Australia Pacific Technical College)/span>

This project leveraged DFAT’s existing partnership with the Australia Pacific Technical College, to provide technical and vocational training to women in the Pacific to increase and formalise their skills and open up employment opportunities.

$500,000

2013–2014 (Complete)

Private Sector Development Initiative (Asian Development Bank)

This project focused on reducing barriers to women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on formal market places.

$500,000

2013–2015 (Complete)

Building Women Entrepreneurs – Building Nations (Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation)

This project promoted women’s economic empowerment in the Pacific Islands through a Women in Business Conference.

$142,203

2014 (Complete)

Outcome: Ending Violence against Women

Pacific Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Women)

Supporting CSOs and governments to prevent violence and provide services for survivors of violence, including for counselling, paralegal aid, shelter and referral services. The Fund also builds the capacity of organisations working to end violence against women through training in advocacy, law reform, women’s human rights, community education and counselling services.

$1,500,000

2014–2017

UNICEF Pacific Child Protection Program (UNICEF)

Supporting governments in 14 Pacific Island countries to strengthen the protection of children from violence, abuse and exploitation.

$7,000,000

2014–2018

Support to Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)

Funding to provide policy advice, technical support and training on human rights, elimination of violence against women, governance, democracy and the rule of law. Partners include governments, regional organisations and CSOs.

5,750,000

2015–2020

Partnering Women for Change (Uniting World)

Supporting work with churches to ensure that women, girls and people living with disabilities have increased safety and well-being in their homes, communities and churches.

$370,000

2015–2018

Women’s Crisis Centre Programs to Eliminate Violence against Women in Fiji and the Pacific (Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC))

The regional program funds FWCC’s activities that have a regional focus, including: FWCC’s Regional Training Program; the Male Advocates Program; and the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women.

$2,250,000

2016-2020

Outcome: Enhancing Agency

Last Taboo Research (WaterAid, Burnet Institute and the International Women’s Development Agency)

This research aims to undertake formative research in three Pacific countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands) on barriers to women and girls’ effective menstrual management, and potential impacts on their participation in education and income generation.

$500,000

2016–2017

Improving women’s leadership, political participation and decision-making in the Pacific (Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program)

Conducting research that identifies the success factors and pathways to women’s leadership and decision-making at political and community levels across the Pacific.

$313,000

2014–2017

Support research on the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women in Melanesia (Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program)

Conducting research that covers PNG and the Solomon Islands and seeks to answer the question of how to empower women economically and improve their livelihood and security without compromising their safety (through increased violence from jealous husbands).

$533,150

2013–2016

Pacific Women Support Unit

Funding the Support Unit which provides technical and administrative services to assist in the management of the Pacific Women program, including planning, delivery and monitoring of activities at the country and regional level, as well as research and communications.

$25,000,000

2015–2022

Gender Adviser for the North Pacific (Pacific Community)

The Adviser supports the work of SPC’s Gender, Culture and Youth Programme, and through DFAT’s Post in Pohnpei, supports the implementation and monitoring of Pacific Women activities in the North Pacific.

$373,140

2015–2018

Partnerships For Health and Rights: Working for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for all in the Pacific (International Planned Parenthood Federation)

Supporting the expansion of access to sexual and reproductive health services in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Tonga.

$1,500,000

2015–2018

We Rise Coalition (a partnership between the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, femLINKPACIFIC and the International Women’s Development Agency)

Supporting a coalition of four women’s rights organisations committed to a Pacific where there is gender justice, ecological sustainability, peace, freedom, equality and human rights for all.

$2,000,000

2015–2019

Progressing Gender Equality in the Pacific (Pacific Community)

Conduct stocktakes and support for the strengthening of government capacity to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into policies, legislation and programs and improve the collection and analysis of data to better track outcomes.

$3,941,712

2013–2018

Women’s Leadership Research (Developmental Leadership Program, La Trobe University)

Funding to the Developmental Leadership Program to undertake research on women’s leadership programs at a community level in the Pacific and to assess how working politically and through coalitions can contribute to program outcomes.

$250,000

2014–2017

Right to Decide: economic and social equality through children by choice (UNFPA)

This activity will design the pilot for a social marketing approach to accelerate the update of modern contraceptives in a selected country in the Pacific (excluding PNG), targeting 15-24 year olds. If successful, additional countries may be included.

$500,000

2016–2017

Gender Equality and Climate Change in the Pacific

Supports the Protection and Pacific (ProPa) Network, established by government officials from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The Networks mandate includes raising awareness of the nexus between gender equality and climate change, and generating more informed decision making in this space to ensure women’s voices influence decision making, and that climate agreements implemented in a gender-responsive way in the Pacific.

$500,000

2015–2017

Pacific Gender Research Scoping Study (University of the South Pacific, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, UN Women, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Pacific Community, DFAT, and the University of Auckland)

Carried out a mapping and gap analysis to assess gender-responsive evidence-based research that has been undertaken on and by Pacific Island Countries. This project brought together research practitioners and academics from across the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand and resulted in recommendations to improve the quality of gender research carried out in the Pacific.

$133,564

2015–2016 (Complete)

Pacific Multi-Country and Regional Assessment on Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion in Health (Consultant)

Conducted an assessment which provided a gender, equity and social inclusion analysis of DFAT’s approach to health sector development to contribute to more effective partner dialogue in this area and better health-programming outcomes.

$110,000

2014–2015 (Complete)

Review of programs aimed at ending violence against women in the Pacific (International Centre for Research on Women)

Conducted an independent review of six Australian-funded initiatives in the Pacific that represent different approaches to addressing violence against women.

$408,000

2013–2014 (Complete)

12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women (Government of Cook Islands)

Supported the Government of Cook Islands in hosting the Triennial and enabling women’s groups to showcase and sell products.

$30,000

2013 (Complete)

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