The Australian Government is committed to ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG) in Australia and overseas. The Australian aid program has a comprehensive approach to EVAWG. Australian aid investments are supporting countries in the Indo-Pacific region to address gender-based violence as a human rights and gender equality imperative while improving services and access to justice for survivors.
the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) commissioned this strategic evaluation of Australian development assistance for EVAWG to assess the progress made since the 2008 ODE evaluation, Violence Against Women in Melanesia and East Timor: Building on Global and Regional Promising Approaches. The evaluation focused on the five countries that were case studies for the 2008 report—Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu. Two additional countries, Indonesia and Pakistan, where Australia has significant EVAWG programs, were also included. The evaluation makes recommendations to guide Australia’s aid program and policy engagement on EVAWG
over the next decade.