Country Vanuatu
Year 1992
Type of Measure Social services > Psycho-social counselling
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description


The Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) has been at the forefront in advocating against domestic and sexual violence towards women and girls since 1992.

The Vanuatu Women's Centre provides counselling and legal services for up to 5000 people across Vanuatu, and reaches people through community education programs. VWC also established its own counselling centres in the provinces of Sanma, Tafea, and Torba province and 37 Komiti Agensem Vaelens Agensem Ol Woman (KAVAW) or Committee for Violence Against All Women throughout the different islands of Vanuatu.

Source of Information

Government of Vanuatu, National Review on Beijing +20, 2014 p. 8; CEDAW/C/VUT/1-3 para. 56