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The Republic of Kiribati (Kiribati) is considered to be one of the most demographically challenged Pacific Island nations due to its increasing population, low topography, rising sea
levels, need to adapt to climate change and issues with sufficient supplies of fresh water.
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The Nauru Family Health and Support Study aimed at obtaining reliable information on violence against women (VAW), its characteristics, and consequences. Although the study initially sought to collect a nationally representative sample of women aged 15-64, due to a low response rate, its findings are derived from a reduced sample of eligible womenin a small group of  districts. The findings of this exploratory study, however, provide a preliminary understanding aroundVAW in the country and serve as a limited evidence base to create awareness campaigns and education programs around gender roles and VAW. This exploratory study also provides important learning for future quantitative studies on VAW in Nauru.

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Migration is one of the most important forces affecting change in societies around the world. There are many different reasons for migration and these relate to movements that range from those that are voluntary through to those that result from circumstances beyond the control of migrants. Migration is often undertaken to increase the opportunities available to migrants in relation to education, employment or a better lifestyle in general.  
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While remarkable progress has been achieved during the past decade protecting the health and rights of women and adolescent girls in humanitar- ian settings, the growth in need has outstripped the growth in funding and services. Yet, these services are of critical importance, especially for very young adolescent girls, who are the most vulnerable and least able to confront the many challenges they face, even in stable times.
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The health and welfare of our families is central to the growth expectations of our country. The outcomes emanating from this report on the Family Health and Safety Study challenge our growth path and the core of the Cook Islands family and cultural practices that hinder the healthy growth of our families.

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On 29 June, 2015, the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) held an open Hearing on ‘Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs)’.
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National Research Project onViolence Against Women in Palau October 2014 Belau Family Health and Safety Study Executive Summary The Belau Family Health and Safety Study (FHSS) aimed at obtaining reliable data on the prevalence and types of violence against women (VAW) in Palau. The study also sought to document the associations between partner violence and health issues and other outcomes, as well as to identify risk and protective factors for partner violence. The Ministry of Health carried out the study with financial support from the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and financial and technical support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

 

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According to the World Risk Index 2014, the Pacific has four (Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) of the top ten countries at greatest risk. Vanuatu is at the top of the list. In previous years, Fiji was also included among the top ten.
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Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence against Women and Girls

 

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his Family Health and Safety Study (FHSS) was initiated through the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Ministry of Internal Affairs and conducted by Women United Together
Marshall Islands (WUTMI). Though not the first study on family violence in the country, it is the most comprehensive.
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