ABA Journal: New database tracks gender-based violence sentencing decisions in the Pacific

ABA Journal: New database tracks gender-based violence sentencing decisions in the Pacific. “Among the data compiled for each country, the TrackGBV Dashboard highlights contentious factors in gender-based violence cases that could discriminate against survivors when used in mitigation by the court. These include gender stereotyping; customary practices, such as forgiveness ceremonies; and other factors, such as a perpetrator’s religious activities.” The database currently contains information about Samoa, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. Other Pacific nations will be added in the future.

Radio New Zealand: New database to improve aid transparency in Pacific

Radio New Zealand: New database to improve aid transparency in Pacific. “Last week the Institute’s [Lowy Institute] Pacific Aid Map was released, covering close to 13,000 aid projects from 62 countries. Jonathan Pryke said governments, civil society and other stakeholder groups in the Pacific would benefit from the online resource. ‘The real aim of this project is to just enhance transparency of all aid flows in the Pacific, which will hopefully contribute towards making this aid better,’ he said.”