The purpose of this Gender Equality Action Plan is to provide a clear plan of action for government, civil society, private sector and
development partners to coordinate actions to advance gender equality and the well-being of women and girls in Sanma Province
in line with the National Gender Equality Policy (NGEP) 2020-2030.
The NGEP articulates Vanuatu’s commitment to the advancement of equality between men and women. The policy is aligned with the
United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), global Sustainable
Development Goal (SDG), National Sustainable Development Plan: Vanuatu 2030 and other relevant commitments on gender equality and human rights. Accountable and collaborative arrangements at national, provincial and community levels, and across development
sectors are key to achieving the policy vision and goal.