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Pacific Girl is a multi-country programme to support adolescent girls in Pacific Island countries achieve their full potential.

Designed for and by girls, Pacific Girl is the only regional programme in the Pacific dedicated to advancing the rights and opportunities of adolescent girls.



Pacific Girl has reached 3, 138 girls since 2019:

For more information, refer to the Pacific Girl Highlights 2018–2021 booklet on the Pacific Data Hub.

Evidence shows that ‘educated, healthy and skilled adolescent girls will help build a better future, advance social justice, support economic development and combat poverty.’[i]

Pacific Girl demonstrates Pacific approaches to supporting adolescent girls and Australia’s commitment to focus on their needs, rights and opportunities.

Previously managed under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) programme, Pacific Girl continues to be funded by Australia and managed through Pacific Women Lead.


Grantee partners

Pacific Girl funds projects with selected civil society organisations in six Pacific Island countries:

The Pacific Girl programme team provides dedicated resources and technical expertise to partners to accelerate the impact of their work and share the learning across the region.



The programme recognises the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’ and seeks to address the underrepresentation of adolescent girls in decisions that affect them. This includes through involving adolescent girls in program design and delivery.

Pacific Girl has been designed by and for adolescent girls:


[i] LO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO (2010). ‘Accelerating Efforts to Advance the Rights of Adolescent Girls: A Joint UN Statement’, United Nations.