Country Kiribati
Year 2017 - 2021
Type of Measure Prevention > Community mobilization
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Extended focus from campaigns for elimination to primary prevention of violence against women and girls has received support by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia (DFAT) and UN Women with a four-year program on Strengthening Peaceful Villages approved and implemented in late 2017. Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV 2017-2021) is a primary prevention programme working with communities on south Tarawa to mobilise them to address domestic violence in their own communities. This is a 4 year programme working with Village Activist (VAs) using the SASA Approach (evidence based community mobilization approach to end violence against women and girls). This project is technically and financially funded by UN Women. 

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: South Tarawa Healthy Living Study: An Impact Evaluation of the Strengthening Peaceful Villages (SPV) Violence Prevention Intervention in South Tarawa, Kiribati (2019) and President to launch the Strengthening Peaceful Village project to support safer homes and villages free from domestic violence (2019)