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Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response

17 January 2017

As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work. More

Markets set to improve with Pacific women in the lead

29 August 2014

UN Women is working with women market vendors in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to improve their working conditions, earning power and leadership skills. More

Markets for Change to seek safety and better earnings for women in the Pacific

06 May 2014

Vendors and management at marketplaces across Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are set to benefit from a new project that will inject almost USD 11 million into ensuring they provide safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory working environments. More

Law for women’s protection passes with unanimous support in Tonga

19 September 2013

A new Family Protection Bill for the Pacific island becomes reality through critical lobbying and advocacy by partners and a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Safer spaces and better markets in the Pacific islands

28 August 2012

Honaria's central market in the Solomon Islands was dirty, crowded, and well known for petty crime and harassment - particularly for its mainly-women vendors. For many, making it “women friendly" was a lost cause. More

UN Women working towards a sustainable future

06 June 2012

Women play a central role in advancing sustainable development. Everyday women take decisions that impact sustainable development—be it the use of land, water, energy, or forests or through their contributions to their families and the economy. If they have equal access to resources and opportunities and are part of the decision-making processes, women can become drivers of sustainable development. In partnership with women, their communities, and grassroots organizations, UN Women supports many initiatives that promote sustainable development solutions. More

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