Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific

November 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76092-222-1

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Chair's Foreword

Members of the JSCFADT

Members of the Sub-committee



Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Context of the inquiry
  Previous inquiries and reports
  Report structure

2. Impact of the pandemic and disaster readiness

3. Roles of civil society and other groups

  The role of church and faith-based groups
  The role of women’s leadership
  The role of non-government organisations (NGOs)
  The role of Pacific governments
  The role of academia
  The role of diaspora groups
  The role of men and boys
  Concluding comment

4. Engagement with the Step-up

  Locally led development
  Areas of focus for the Pacific Step-up
  Education indicators for Pacific island countries
  Concluding comment

5. Effectiveness of Australian official development assistance

  Evaluating effectiveness of development assistance
  Long-term perspectives
  Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women)
  Pacific Women Lead
  Concluding comment

A. Submissions

B. Public Hearings

  Friday, 18 June 2021 - Canberra

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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