APIBC NEWS : 8th Mar 2016

International Women’s Day - 5 Facts about Gender and Law in the Pacific Islands

On International Women's Day, 8th March, The World Bank released an interesting article on 5 facts about gender and the law in the Pacific Islands. Though there are still significant challenges ahead, change is happening and more is on the horizon for women in the Pacific.

— By The World Bank

On International Women's Day,  8th March, The World Bank released an interesting article on 5 facts about gender and the law in the Pacific Islands. Though there are still significant challenges ahead, change is happening and more is on the horizon for women in the Pacific.

At the end of this month, Women, Business and the Law will publish the data on all seven Pacific nations on their website, to cover a total of 189 economies worldwide.

Those fact are listed here, view the article for a more in depth look at each fact;

  1. Perpetrators of domestic violence may approach the victim’s family for forgiveness rather than going through the criminal justice system. In 
  2. Police receive specialized training for domestic violence. 
  3. Matrilineal societies still exist. 
  4. Women’s political representation is likely to grow.
  5. Change is on the horizon. 

 

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