Government Policy

The Department of Women's Affairs is the official national women's machinery for recommending and implementing government policy. DWA counts many organisations as strategic partners, including but not limited to government ministries, provincial governments, development partners, CSOs and faith-based organisations. DWA also supports stakeholders who are better positioned or have the expertise and resources to lead policy implementation.

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The policy statement for the National Gender Equality Policy is the Government of Vanuatu will exercise leadership to achieve gender equality and take proactive steps to embed gender equality into its legislation, policies, programs, organisational structures and operational procedures.

The purpose of the policy is to provide strategic national framework for enhancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Vanuatu. The policy aims to provide a coordinated structure to enhance the effectiveness, the efficiency and the impact of various efforts and activities undertaken by all actors and stakeholders.

Download the Vanuatu Council of Ministers Decision 81/2015 [PDF]

Download the Vanuatu National Gender Equality Policy document [PDF]

Download the Vanuatu Council of Ministers Decision 156/2014 [PDF] - coming soon!

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