A wonderful start to the Regional Ending Violence Against Women & Girls Services Symposium today.
We have government and CSO representatives from from 12 Pacific Islands Countries in the room and online – Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The Symposium is co-convened by UN Women and Pacific-Community-SPC through the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) and the Regional Working Group on the Implementation of Domestic Violence/Family Protection Legislation (RWG).
The Pacific Partnership is funded primarily by the European Union, and the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, and UN Women, and is led by the Pacific Community (SPC), UN Women and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. SPC is the Secretariat of the RWG and is supported by the Government of Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.