Workshop on Women's Empowerment for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence in the Pacific

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Gender-based violence is widespread across the Pacific. This is an issue which has been consistently raised by Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) in the framework of the Universal Periodic Review of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The Pacific Regional Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security launched by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) provides a framework for concerted actions by countries and development partners. Gender equality and addressing gender-based violence are key regional priorities in the Pacific.
The workshop will bring together experts in the area of women's empowerment for a culture of peace and non-violence in the Pacific. Research papers and information on projects aimed at promoting gender equality in the region will be presented. Topics include:
• exploring linkages between culture and women's empowerment;
• gender and cultural norms;
• discriminatory cultural practices;
• traditional justice systems;
• participation of women in decision making at all levels.

The presentations will form the basis for discussion with recommendations made in a plenary session to be included in a workshop policy statement and action plan.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 13.06.2013 08:00 local time
End 15.06.2013 16:00 local time
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Focal point Takahashi, Akatsuki
Country Fiji
City Nadi
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Language of Event English
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