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Congratulations to Gender Institute member Dr Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves (State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, CAP) in collaboration International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has recently secured $500,000 funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the research project: Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship between Women’s Economic Empowerment and Violence against Women in Melanesia.

The research examines the relationship between economic inclusion and empowerment programs and violence against women in three countries in the cultural region of Melanesia (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea). Specifically, it seeks to find ways of empowering women economically and improving their livelihood security without compromising their safety. It aims to capture and analyse the diverse ways that women endeavour to overcome economic disadvantage and will focus on a range of economic inclusion and empowerment initiatives in various settings – in the informal and formal economies, including community-based microfinance and banking initiatives, women’s business enterprises, donor-funded market projects, and women’s employment in the public sector and donor agencies.




ANU, Gender Institute

Date posted

Wednesday, 7 May 2014