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29 March 2021
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Dignity Kits distributed to the women affected by TC Yasa
On 17 December 2020, severe TC Yasa (Category 5 intensity) made landfall on Bua district of Vanua Levu (part of the Northern division) – Fiji’s second-largest island. In the aftermath of natural... Read more
29 March 2021
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Fijian Prime Minister visited the WFS in the North earlier this year
Communities in the areas worst hit by Tropical Cyclone Yasa (TC Yasa), particularly women and girls, are benefitting from services provided by Women Friendly Spaces (WFS). WFS is created as safe... Read more
17 March 2021
Press Release
Tonga, 16 March 2021 – This week, the Tonga Ministry of Health is convening a workshop to design the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) policy with strategic partners... Read more
15 March 2021
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Susan is prioritising the needs of women and girls in Vanuatu
In Vanuatu, a country where all ministers and members of parliament are male, and the vast majority of Chiefs are male, a woman being recognised as a leader is rare. The Ministry of Health is no... Read more
3 December 2020
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Launch of Women with Disability Dignity Kits
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of... Read more
29 September 2020
Statement
What does a healthy and happy life look like?   For some people, it includes abundant, fresh food. For others, it features economic prosperity that will give them greater opportunities or security.... Read more
24 July 2020
Statement
The Pacific can become a global leader in ending child marriage Editorial – Dr Jennifer Butler, Director of the United Nations Populations Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office   Today, 33,000 girls under... Read more
9 June 2020
Press Release
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, in collaboration with diverse youth networks, the Pacific Disability Forum, United Nations sister agencies, and with the... Read more
12 May 2020
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A group of 10 Retired Fijian Midwives
A group of ten retired Fijian midwives has recently returned from Samoa after completing ten successful weeks, supporting maternal health during the measles epidemic. The United Nations Population... Read more
3 February 2020
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The Pacific is characterized by rates of gender-based violence up to twice the global average and these rates are 2-3 times higher for women with disabilities. A conflation of the increase in... Read more

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