As societies and economies are placed under strain, rates of violence against women, girls and LGBTQI persons continue to rise, as do associated mental health and psychosocial issues among these groups. Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) have limited resources and services to address these issues, further limited by their need to redirect resourcing to pandemic response and recovery. Existing social services, including those provided by civil society organisations (CSOs), are stretched, and outer islands face a near complete lack of support services.
The results we are striving for are:
- Services and programmes target and respond to the needs of the most marginalised (especially in ending VAWG, and in climate change and disaster responses).
- Skills and opportunities grow for income generation and sustainable livelihoods among women and young people
- More communities and leaders advocate for human rights, gender equality and non-violence.
- Regional leadership improves implementation of human rights and social development priorities at a national level.
- Human rights and social development knowledge inform national policies and development programmes.