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SPC Highlights Efforts To Seal Gender Gaps

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) message for International Women’s Day yesterday was about gender disparity in four areas; leadership, wages gaps, safety work and care work. The theme
09 Mar 2016 10:52
SPC Highlights Efforts To Seal Gender Gaps
Staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) message for International Women’s Day yesterday was about gender disparity in four areas; leadership, wages gaps, safety work and care work.

The theme for the day called ‘Pledge for Purity’ was to highlight that fact that women and girls are still facing cultural, social, economic and institutional barriers in developing their full potential.

“The Pacific Community is committed to ensuring that Pacific people benefit from sustainable economic development, are empowered and live long and healthy lives regardless of their gender,” Pacific Community director-general Dr Colin Tukuitonga said.

“Parity should be promoted at all levels and in all sectors, from public governance to changing nappies and we also need to look at the risks Pacific people face from gender perspective, from non-communicable diseases to women’s unacceptable exposure to domestic violence or men’s vulnerability to road injuries,” he said.

Meanwhile the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) is scheduled to take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 14th – 25th March 2016.

 

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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