OUR WORK IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
Solomon Islands is a small country facing complex challenges. Pervasive gender inequality contributes to a high level of gender-based violence, with two out of three women experiencing physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner.
The nation is also at the forefront of climate change. Many communities live just a few meters above sea level and their livelihoods and sources of food and water are under threat.
KEY AREAS OF WORK
OUR PROJECTS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
Safe Families Program
Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world. Oxfam is addressing the causes of gender-based violence by developing solutions that are led by communities and local partners. This project addresses the causes of gender-based violence by influencing policies, encouraging changes to structures, strengthening the response to violence and promoting violence prevention.
Oxfam’s Pacific Climate Change Collaboration, Influencing and Learning (PACCCIL) project
Climate change is already impacting communities in Solomon Islands, especially marginalised groups such as women, children and people living with disabilities. Oxfam is fostering a collaborative and inclusive response to climate change and disaster preparedness in the Pacific by partnering with local climate networks, such as the Solomon Islands Climate Action Network. We act as a facilitator to help these networks directly influence government, the private sector and civil society, and we provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to advocate for sustainable solutions. This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program.
Disaster Ready Program
Solomon Islands is vulnerable to natural disasters, including cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes. Oxfam is strengthening local humanitarian capability and preparedness, so communities can respond and recover from disasters. This project is implementing food resilience through farming practices and cash infrastructure to help communities meet their own needs needs after a disaster. Provincial and Ward Disaster Management Offices are also supported to lead effective disaster preparedness, climate change adaptation, and response activities. This project is part of the Australian Government-supported Disaster READY program.
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