Commitment title:

Commitment Category 5: GBV - Zero sexual and gender-based violence

Commitment description:

Commitment Category 5: GBV - Zero sexual and gender-based violence

In alignment with the Nairobi ICPD25 Summit global commitments for “GBV and harmful practices against women and girls”; Cook Islands Family Protection and Support Act 2017; and the National Gender Policy, we reaffirm that prioritizing gender equality, ensuring safe and dignified lives and improved health of women, girls and adolescents, including their sexual and reproductive health and rights, will help us progress toward achieving the 2030 agenda.


Measure: We commit to transforming the lives of women and men away from GBV, promoting women empowerment and gender equality as means of ensuring zero gender based violence by no later than 2030. We will achieve this by: (1) integrating competencies into a national notification program to ensure integrated GBV including for persons with disabilities and during humanitarian response, and roll out the new curricula by 2022; and (2) we will have GBV prevention and response information in every Health Service Delivery Point including in the outer islands by 2030. 

Modes of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    National Policy on Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment Family Protection and Support Act
  • Programmatic action
    DVLA Programme Kopu Tangata Matutu - Family Well-being Country Plan
Commitment to be actioned in: Cook Islands
Submitted from: Cook Islands
Submitted by
Government of the Cook Islands
Thematic area
Address gender-based violence and the harmful practices of child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation
Commitment category

(5) (a) Zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, including zero child, early and forced marriage, as well as zero female genital mutilation; and (b) Elimination of all forms of discrimination against all women and girls, in order to realize all individuals’ full socio-economic potential.