Economic Empowerment of Women
We work to remove the barriers that limit women’s participation in Pacific economies.
Economies grow faster with women’s full participation. However, discriminatory laws, social norms, and customary practices, as well as low control over assets, low levels of support and a lack of awareness about how to start a business are limiting the ability of Pacific women to engage in business activities to the same extent as men.
Economic Empowerment of Women at a glance
Women and Business
More women on SOE boards
Leadership potential realized
Gaining access to leadership positions can be challenging for women, but there are increasing opportunities for women to lead in business in the Pacific, according to a new report from the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative.
RADIO AUSTRALIA, PACIFIC BEAT: It's been a battle to get more women into politics in the Pacific but new evidence suggests they are faring better when it comes to leadership roles in the business sector.
NUKU'ALOFA TIMES, TONGA: Tonga is amongst the pace setters according to a new report from the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative..