Gender statistics are an important tool to raise public awareness of the living conditions of women and men. 

There has been a long standing focus on achieving equality between women and men in the Pacific, with legal and policy commitments expressed in a range of national, regional and international instruments such as:

  • National constitutions and legislation
  • Pacific Plan (2005, revised 2007)
  • Pacific Platform for Action on Advancement of Women and Gender Equality (1994, revised 2004)
  • UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (adopted in 1979)
  • Beijing Platform for Action (1995)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (2015)

In order to implement and monitor measures to achieve these commitments, Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) need evidence of the current situation of women and men and how this is changing over time. This information is critical for law-making, policy-making, international human rights reporting, and national, regional and international advocacy. 

For additional information relating to gender please go to our Social Development Programme.

1 - No Poverty2 - Zero Hunger3 - Good Health and Well-Being4 - Quality Education5 - Gender Equality6 - Clean Water and Sanitation7 - Affordable and Clean Energy8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure10 - Reduced Inequalities11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities12 - Responsible Consumption and Production13 - Climate Action14 - Life Below Water15 - Life Land16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions17 - Partnerships Goals
Key Reports
  • Gender Equality: where do we stand?
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  • Economic empowerment of Pacific women
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  • Programme d'action océanien en faveur de l'égalité des sexes et des droits fondamentaux des femmes 2018-2030: entériné par les ministres de la Condition féminine le 5 octobre 2017 / Établi par Pacific Community
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  • Women's economic empowerment in the Pacific: regional overview
    1.93 MBView detailsDownload
  • Key Chart