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Shalveen Chand
Friday, June 27, 2014

AUSTRALIA is supporting a 10-year $320million program entitled "Pacific Women Shaping Development".

Nilesh Gounder, the program manager for UN Partnerships and Gender at the Australian High Commission, made this comment while addressing 40 participants from 10 Pacific Island countries who graduated from the FWCC's 31st regional training program last week.

"This program will improve the political, economic and social opportunities of women in 14 Pacific countries," said Mr Goundar.

"Between 2012 and 2022, Pacific women will work with Pacific governments, civil society organisations, the private sector and multilateral, regional and United Nations agencies to increase women representation through leadership at all levels of decision making, expand women's economic opportunities and reduce violence against women and increase access to support services and to justice for survivors of violence."

For four weeks, participants were trained on various topics relating to violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual harassment and child abuse, human rights laws, as well as counsellor training, advocacy and lobbying.








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