Gender research in the Pacific

A study led by Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem examines gender-responsive and evidence-based research conducted in Pacific Island countries since 1994.

The study deals with research on eight critical areas of concern covered in the Revised Pacific Platform for Action 2005–2015 (RPPA).

The areas are:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Climate change and environment
  • Economic empowerment
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Leadership and decision-making
  • Violence against women (VAW)
  • Human rights


Gender research in the Pacific: 1994–2014: Beginnings