by Stella Mukasa, Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Brian Heilman et al.
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), 2014
Violence against women (VAW) is a global epidemic that infringes on the rights of women and has a devastating impact on their lives, families, and communities. The Pacific island countries have some of the highest rates of violence against women in the world, and acceptance of this violence is pervasive. The review provides actionable lessons and recommendations on how former Agency for International Development (AusAID), now Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), senior management should allocate resources and which programs should be supported and/or scaled up.