Supporting the vital role of South Pacific women
Monday, 09 December 2013 06:58

A society’s wellbeing is influenced by the welfare of its women. Many developing nations experience high levels of poverty across their female populations. Female poverty significantly affects South Pacific island countries and limited opportunities exist for women during their reproductive and working years.

The South Pacific United Nations for Women Office, in conjunction with ACIAR’s Pacific Agribusiness Research for Development Initiative (PARDI), is engaged in social research across Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands to understand the conditions experienced by women working in agriculture. In particular this collaboration seeks to identify the opportunities open to women and the limitations to their ability to work, establish businesses, and manage their own and their family’s wellbeing.

This research, the first of its kind in the region, aims to pinpoint practical and affordable strategies that will help empower women and contribute to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger in the long term.

Our latest YouTube clip provides insight into this very important work and the region’s women.

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For more information, contact Julie Lloyd: 0415 799 890.