ANNEX C

Pacific Women Activities

Bilateral

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Economic Empowerment

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

Strengthening 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

2013-2016

Outcome Area: Ending Violence Against Women

Strengthening capacity towards the elimination of violence against women (Ministry of Police – Gender and Development Division, Punanga Tauturu)

Strengthening 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

2013-2016

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Leadership and Decision Making

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

Up-grading 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. Additional funding also allowed FemLINK to conduct community and national

$398,131

2014–2016

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

$6,477,715

2014–2019

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

This project aims to improve economic opportunities for rural women through education and training. Fifty scholarships will be awarded to train and graduate with a certificate beauty and spa therapy.

$492,672

2014–2017

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

Supporting 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 that were adversely affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

$299,755

2015–2016

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

2015–2016

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

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

$85,000

2015–2016 (Complete)

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

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 Area: 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.

$626,578

2014–2016

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

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

$86,000

2015–2016

WEAVERS project (Pacific Conference of Churches)

Support to enable a rights-based theological approach to eliminating violence against women. This project aims 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

2016–2016

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

This activity sees 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

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

Developing a multi-dimensional and gender-sensitive measure of poverty (IWDA)

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

$346,659

2014–2017

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

This program will 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

Support to Ministry of Women (Ministry of Women)

Support the Ministry of Women’s implementation of the National Gender Policy and M&E capacity

$434,334

2015–2016

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

The study builds on recommendations of a recent DFAT commissioned civil society analysis that included a specific 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.

$58,053

2015–2016

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

This project is 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

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Ending Violence Against Women

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

Provision of salaries for three EVAW staff and two Safenet staff to provide policy and technical advice to the Government of Kiribati on the implementation and monitoring of the Shared Implementation Plan and the UN Joint Program; manage and progress existing implementation project activities for Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs across prevention, response, counselling, advocacy and policy development under the National Action Plan. Funding also includes support for the Women’s Development Division to implement a Respectful Relationships activity.

$375,031

2013–2016

Judiciary enabling rights outreach to the vulnerable (Magistrate Court)

Supporting 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.

Support to reach out to the community and outer islands to improve understanding of the court system and services in relation to EVAW as well as improve services provided by lay magistrates and court clerks

$125,398

2014-2016

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

Provide survivors of violence temporary shelter and comfort while awaiting further referral to relevant services. This funding will also support the training and capacity development of over 200 outer island police officers, special constables and village wardens on the Family Peace Act, Police Act, role of Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences unit, standard DV operating procedures and gender-based violence and human rights issues

$143,725

2014–2016

Support the implementation of the National Plan to Eliminate Sexual and Gender Based Violence (Kiribati Family Health Association)

Provide a start-up funding package to establish the first formal crisis centre in Kiribati and support training for crisis centre staff. Technical assistance will also be provided to the Kiribati Family Health Association to facilitate the finalisation of a three-year strategic plan for the crisis support centre.

$171,845

2014–2016

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

Supporting 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.

Support training of frontline officers working with survivors of sexual violence.

$194,725

2014–2016

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

2015 One Billion Rising Campaign (Kiribati Family Health Association)

Enabling Kiribati to be part of a revolutionary global ending violence against women movement. The Kiribati Family Health Association to work 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 Area: Leadership and Decision Making

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 victims of violence by training health workers, improving access to counselling services and raising awareness of domestic violence.

$440,000

2014–2017

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

Strengthening social work and counselling skill qualifications of Nauruan’s

$250,000

2015–2016

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Leadership and Decision Making

Increased women’s representation in local government (Centre for Democratic Institutions, United Nations, Government of PNG’s Office for Development of Women and the National Council of Women)

Increased women’s representation at the 2013 local government elections. Support included training for prospective candidates, developing a media information and talk-back radio campaign and compiling a register of candidates.

$350,000

2012–2013 (Complete)

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 level regarding allocation of funds and direct delivery of projects, contributing to changing gender norms and demonstrating women’s involvement in decision-making.

$3,000,000

2015-2018

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

Support for the PNG Women’s Forum. This project brought diverse women from across PNG together to discuss issues of gender equality and national development.

$37,633

2016

Women in political leadership design (UNDP and consultant team)

The design provides recommendations for effective 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. Consultations were also held in four provinces across PNG with women and men.

$184,157

2015–2016

Strengthening Women’s Advocacy in Community Mining Agreements (Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Women in Mining Program, University of Queensland)

The objective of the design is to strengthen women’s participation in negotiation and agreement processes for major extractive industry projects in PNG.

$136,000

2015–2016

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

The aim of this project is to provide 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

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

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

$1,402,906

2016–2018

Outcome Area: Economic Empowerment

Coffee Industry Support Project (CARE Australia)

This project supports women’s advocacy in the coffee industry to increase opportunities for women farmers in remote areas of PNG’s Eastern Highlands.

$4,450,713

2013–2019

Economic Empowerment Partnership with Private Sector (International Finance Corporation)

Supporting a Business Coalition for Women to improve the status and safety of women in workplaces and to empower women economically.

$3,400,000

2014–2018

Provision of microfinance and banking services to women in Yangoru Saussia District East Sepik (District Development Authority)

This project will support financial literacy training for women and men to better access financial services and operate small businesses.

$475,000

2016–2017

Increasing economic opportunities for women smallholder and their families “Family Teams” (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research)

This program works with women and men, to change gender roles at family level so that women have more access and control of income from smallholder activities, and to improve family businesses.

$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 GriffinWorx, formerly known as StartUp Cup, Inc.)

Supporting the establishment of an environment supportive of women’s entrepreneurial ambitions. This includes establishing a Women’s Business and 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

2015–2019

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

Supporting a needs analysis to determine ways to support women’s economic empowerment in the Tsak Valley area of Enga.

$40,000

2015

Outcome Area: Ending Violence against Women

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

Strengthening the governance and operations of the Eastern Highlands Family Support Centre to provide high-quality crisis services to survivors of violence.

$350,000

2013–2015 (Complete)

Response to Gender Based and Sorcery Related Violence (Highlands Women’s Human Rights Defenders’ Network and Oxfam International)

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

Preventing violence against women by challenging traditional community attitudes to sorcery, implementing behavioural change activities for men and boys and conducting research on the effectiveness of repatriation of survivors.

$851,128

2013–2019

Strengthening national coordination, implementation and monitoring mechanisms for Family and Sexual Violence (Department for Community Development and Religion, Office for the Development of Women, Department for Justice and Attorney General, Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council—Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee , United Nations Development Programme)

Supporting GoPNG to lead a coordinated response to support survivors of violence, including a national database on the prevalence of violence against women and mobilising community champions.

$4,500,000

2014–2016

Increase in Family Support Centres (Port Moresby General Hospital)

Rebuild of the Family Support Centre at Port Moresby General Hospital in accordance with the Family Support Centre guidelines, plus provision of a car to transport survivors safely.

$350,000

2015–2015

Building the Capacity of PNG’s Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC)

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

$624,000

2014–2017

Family and Sexual Violence Case Management Centre (Femili PNG, Australian National University and Oxfam Australia)

Establish a 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

Safe Cities (UN Women)

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

$9,720,000

2014–2019

Improving Health Services in Southern Highlands Province (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Provision of medical equipment to eight health centres to assist women survivors of violence.

$37,274

2015–2016

Ending 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

Partnerships for Positive Parenting (UNICEF)

This project is a collaboration between UNICEF, the Catholic Diocese of Madang, Kundiawa and Mt Hagen and Provincial Community Development Departments. The project is an evidence-based prevention intervention that builds on the strength of the church to deliver a positive parenting program throughout the community. It seeks to develop and adapt a locally appropriate parenting resource kit, monitoring and evaluation framework and monitoring tools.

$1,787,760

2015–2017

Kommuniti Lukautim ol Meri (FHI360)

This program is assisting to address violence against women and girls in selected sites in Western Highlands and Sundaun provinces (also known as West Sepik) by challenging social norms. The program has four pillars: prevention, response, empowerment and monitoring and evaluation.

$2,500,000

2015–2018

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. Working closely with FSVAC and Department of Justice and Attorney General)

This project will investigate a range of interventions by the 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 then be used to assist key stakeholder partners, such as Department of Justice and Attorney General and FSVAC, in developing training packages as required in the Government’s National Action Plan on Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation related violence.

$1,059,240

2016–2020

Developing communication strategies for social change against sorcery related violence in PNG (Queensland University of Technology, University of Goroka’s Centre for Social and Creative Media)

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

$719,801

2016–2019

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

This project provides crisis support services for women and children and men, across all regions of Bougainville, particularly within rural and remote communities.

$1,693,366

2015–2018

Improving Response to Family and Sexual Violence: Safe Village Pilot (Population Services International PNG)

This program works with rural communities in the Central Province to end gender-based violence and ensure provision of services to survivors’ of violence. It also supports the work of the Port Moresby General Hospital’s Family Support Centre.

$979,000

2015–2017

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

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

$49,164

2015
(Complete)

Highlands Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health Project (CARE Australia)

This program seeks to integrate community-based analysis of local gender and power issues with best practice sexual, reproductive, and maternal health interventions in order to address both underlying and intermediate causes of sexual, reproductive and maternal health-related morbidity and mortality, including family and sexual violence. The program also works to increase civil society engagement in sexual, reproductive and maternal health advocacy with provincial and national actors as a foundation for enabling ongoing work in the sector.

$1,000,000

2015–2017

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Ending Violence Against Women

Technical assistance to Women United Together Marshall Islands (PACTAM, Women United Together Marshall Islands)

Provision of technical assistance for the design of a domestic violence support service for women and girls in the Marshall Islands. This project also provided ongoing work force skills building for WUTMI staff to enable them to provide rights-based support to women and girl survivors of violence.

$200,558

2015–2016

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

This project enabled wide community consultation on the design of a culturally appropriate domestic violence support service for women and girls in the Marshall Islands.

$80,000

2014–2016 (Complete)

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

This project provides core funding and organisational strengthening support to WUTMI to enable growth, governance and operations. This project also provides funding to WUTMI ending violence against women program, which includes the operations of the first domestic violence support centre in the Marshall Islands.

$414,649

2015–2017 (Complete)

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

Undertake a capacity assessment of Women United Together Marshall Islands 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 Area: 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

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

Support to 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)

Provision of technical assistance to support the implementation of Samoan Women Shaping Samoan 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.

$90,440

2015–2016

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

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

$2,817,795

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

Outcome Area: Ending Violence Against Women

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.

$2,000,000

2013-2017

Support to the Christian Care Centre (Solomon Islands National Council of Women, Vois Blong Mere Solomon, International Women’s Development Agency, Pacific Leadership Program, Oxfam Australia and IOD PARC)

Supporting the Christian Care Centre refuge in Solomon Islands to provide crisis services for women and children escaping violence.

$70,000

2013–2016

Let’s Make our Families Safe (Solomon Island National Council of Women, Vois Blong Mere Solomon, IWDA, PLP, Oxfam Australia and IOD PARC)

This project supports 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)

This program works 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) Youth alcohol and gender-based violence (Save the Children)

This project will work with young people to address causes of gender-based violence. A scoping study is underway to determine priority areas.

$800,000

2015–2017

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

Strengthening 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.

$410,696

2013–2016

Social Development Adviser

The Social Development Adviser works 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 Area: Ending Violence Against Women

Support to Women and Children Crisis Centre 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.

$1,564,840

2014–2019

Funding to government for key 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.)

$590,000

2014–2017

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

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.

$100,000

2014–2016

Gender Adviser (Consultant)

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

$312,000

2014–2017

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

Gender and Social Inclusion Adviser (Consultant)

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

$220,000

2014–2017

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: 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)

This project supports the development of alternative approaches to increase women’s participation in politics. Through this project, adaptive leadership training is provided to women councillors to increase skills in advocacy and policy reform.

$220,000

2014–2017

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.

$3,429,077

2014–2019

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

This project includes a package of support that will provide 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.

$686,397

2013–2016

Outcome Area: Ending Violence against Women

Preventing violence against women (Vanuatu Women’s Centre)

The Vanuatu Women’s Centre and the Department of Women’s Affairs will collaboratively explore 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.

$800,000

2014–2016

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

Provision of 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

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

The research will map 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

Regional

Project Name and Partner

About this Project

Total Funding

Timeframe

Outcome Area: Leadership and Decision Making

Gender Equality in Political Governance (UN Women)

Contributing to improve governance mechanisms, through increased women’s transformative political participation in informal and formal systems.

$200,000

2013
(Complete)

Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnerships (PWPP) Project (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 to PLP to deliver adaptive leadership training for women leaders and coalition members. The project will also carry out research that will contribute to improved knowledge of entry points for women’s leadership and structural empowerment to inform future programing.

$200,000

2015–2016

Outcome Area: Economic Empowerment

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

Leveraging the existing partnership with the Australia Pacific Technical College, this program provides technical and vocational training to women in the Pacific to increase and formalise their skills and open up employment opportunities. Child care services will also be provided to trainees.

$500,000

2013–2014 (Complete)

Private Sector Development Initiative (Asian Development Bank)

Reducing barriers to women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on formal market places.

$500,000

2013–2015

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

Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the Pacific Islands through a Women in Business Conference.

$142,203

2014
(Complete)

Outcome Area: Ending Violence against Women

Pacific Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Women)

The Fund supports 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)

Support to governments of 14 Pacific Island countries in strengthening protection of children from violence, abuse and exploitation

$7,000,000

2014–2018

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

Support for policy advice, technical support and training on human rights, governance, democracy and the rule of law. Partners include governments, regional organisations and CSOs.

3,000,000

2015–2017

Partnering Women for Change (Uniting World)

This project works 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

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

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

$18,018

2016

Outcome Area: Enhancing Agency

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

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

$30,000

2013 (Complete)

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

This initiative will conduct an independent review of six Australian-funded initiatives in the Pacific that represent different approaches to addressing violence against women conducted in the first half of 2013.

$408,000

2013–2014 (Complete)

Progressing Gender Equality in the Pacific program (Pacific Community)

Conducting stocktakes of government capacity to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into policies, legislation and programs and strengthen the collection and analysis of data to better track outcomes.

$3,817,332

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

2014–2016

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

This assessment 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)

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

This research will identify the success factors and pathways to women’s leadership and decision-making at political and community levels across the Pacific.

$313,000

2014–2017

Pacific Women Support Unit

The Support Unit 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, including research and communications.

$25,000,000

2015–2022

Gender Adviser for the North Pacific (Pacific Community)

The Advisor supports the work of SPC’s Gender, Culture and Youth Programme, and through DFAT’s Post in Pohnpei, support 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)

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

$1,500,000

2015–2018

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)

The research 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 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)

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

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

The regional program funds a portion of FWCC’s activities. These include activities with 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

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

This project is 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

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