Year 2016
Type of Measure Prevention > Working with men and boys
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

A Male Advocacy Programme was set up in 2014 in Tarawa during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign identifying men who were active in women and gender programmes. These men were trained on a male behavioural change course in 2016 which resulted in the formation of the Kiribati Male Behavioral Change (KMBC) group. This group has been conducting trainings and consultations to male groups around the country. In the outer islands male champions have been identified and will be targeted to undergo the Male Behavioural training. Currently, 3 islands have been visited for this training namely South Tarawa, Abaiang and Marakei. Funding for this programme has been provided by UNFPA.

Source of Information

Kiribati's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9

For more information: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women reviews reports of Kiribati, asks about climate change, patriarchy and gender-based violence, 2020