Summary of the 2015 UNICEF Pacific report, highlighting the high rates of violence against women and children in the region and the intergenerational cycle of abuse, calling for more holistic support services for survivors. The report looks at Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and is based on a compilation of results from national health surveys that were undertaken as part of a World Health Organisation Multi-Country Study on Women and Health and Domestic Violence Against Women. The report shows that across the included countries, women who had experienced intimate partner abuse were more likely to have had a mother who was beaten, to have had a partner whose mother was beaten, a partner who was beaten as a child or to have had an experience of child sexual assault. The children of women experiencing intimate partner violence were also more likely to experience abuse.
Report, available here.