The World Bank and the Solomon Islands Government signed a grant agreement to help improve services for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The grant for 130,000.00 USD from the Institutional Development Fund of the World Bank was signed by World Bank Country Director for Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands, and the Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury. The project aims to support the Solomon Islands Government to improve access to services for victims of Gender-Based Violence in particular Domestic Violence by bringing key organizations that are in the frontline of providing support services to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence together in a forum to discuss and identify gaps and priority actions for continued work in the area of violence against women. The project will help the Ministry undertake a diagnostic study to identify the capacity constraints of the institutions and women’s organisations that are currently supporting and working with women victims, or vulnerable to gender based violence. The project will also support service deliverers in health, legal and other sectors working in the area of gender based violence to highlight their needs and responses to the work they are doing in violence against women and it is anticipated that people who and organisations which can effectively implement will also be identified to enhance the continuous work on violence against women.
Source of Information
The Government of Solomon Islands, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 31
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