Terms of Reference

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

With respect to the status of human rights of women and girls in the Pacific, the JSCFADT, in particular the Human Rights Sub-Committee shall, in the context of the Pacific Step-up, give particular regard to:

1. The role of civil society groups in Pacific Islands in responding practically to domestic, family and sexual violence, and other human rights issues such as gender equality

2. The key figures and groups which advance the human rights of women and girls' in the Pacific context

3. Engagement of these groups with Australia's Pacific Step-up

4. The effectiveness of Australian overseas development assistance programs in supporting human rights of women and girls

5. Any related matters

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2313

About this inquiry

The Human Rights Sub-Committee will review key initiatives in the Pacific that enhance opportunities for women and girls

Past Public Hearings

18 Jun 2021: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled


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