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Solomon Islands (Solomons) is a sovereign country consisting of nearly 1,000 islands in Oceania lying to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu and covers a land area of 30, 407 square kilometres (11,000 square miles). Solomon Islands has 9 administrative provinces: Central Islands, Choiscul, Guadalcanal, Isabel, Makira, Malaita, Rennell and Bellona, Temotu and Western provinces. The country’s capital, Honiara, is located on the island of Guadalcanal.
 
 
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The current multi-country programme for the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional office 2013-2017 covers 14Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It is a component of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Pacific 2013-2017, and is designed to support national and regional priorities as identified in national and regional development frameworks, the Pacific Plan, and the Pacific national and regional Millennium Development Goal reports

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Violence against women (VAW) is defined by the UN as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private
life.”
1 Such violence is not limited to a specific culture, country, region, or to particular groups within a society. VAW affects all societies, including the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It not only has a direct impact on women who experience violence, but it also affects their families and community at large. Consequently, VAW also reinforces other forms of violence prevalent in society.
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   Many couples want to avoid pregnancy and  childbearing during crisis situations, but lack the means to do so UNFPA ships male and female condoms and other family planning supplies to affected areas within the first hours of an emergency The specific hygiene needs of women and girls are too often overlooked in emergencies. To help women and girls maintain their health and dignity, UNFPA distributes ‘dignity kits’ in disaster- and conflict-affected communities.
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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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