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International resources highlight Pacific approaches to addressing violence

July 22, 2022 at 3:27 PM

From the NZFVC 

Two international resources highlight Pacific approaches to addressing family violence and violence against women. 

Pacific Partnership resource on ending violence against women and girls 

The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Social Citizenship Education programme, as part of the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls, published a paper on What works to promote human rights and prevent violence against women and girls (2022). The paper documents the learnings of implementing the Social Citizenship Education (SCE) programme in 152 schools across Kiribati, the Republic of Marshall Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The programme focused on changing social norms through education drawing on Indigenous Pacific Values. SCE is based on Pacific values using cultural stories and legends indigenous to the Pacific region as a starting point for conversations and messages about human rights, gender equality and ending violence against women and girls. The programme is a whole-of-school approach that has 4 key strategies: 

  1. curriculum, learning and training 

  2. relationships involving community participation, student participation and school-led community outreach 

  3. governance including school policies and decision-making 

  4. school environment including school culture and extra-curricular activities. 

Pasifika Power and Control Wheel Translation Project 

The US-based Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence published the Pasifika Power & Control Wheel Translation Project Report (2021). This project aimed to translate and develop educational resources and tools on gender-based violence in indigenous Pasifika languages. 

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