Country / Region profile of: Tuvalu

In Tuvalu, there remain areas in which the law contributes to an unequal status for women, such as land inheritance and child custody rights. There are no laws preventing employment discrimination on the basis of gender or requiring equal pay for equal work. Tuvalu has not been listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017 and acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1999. Tuvalu voted for the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), signed on 3rd June 2013, and ratified on 04 September 2015. There is no data on Tuvalu's military spending. During the 2015 October Security Council Open Debate, Tuvalu did not make any statements affirming support for the implementation of UNSCR 1325. They have not developed a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000). Women's rights activists in Tuvalu are beginning to organize and advocate for changes such as women's increased political participation and decision-making, addressing gender-based violence, and women's human rights more broadly.  

"Culture is a barrier that we are working to overcome. One of the challenges is to keep our traditional culture, but still improve gender balance." - Pulafangu Toafa

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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military
Investing in peace and gender equality
Tuvalu could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Tuvalu does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Tuvalu made no specific financial commitments on Women, Peace and Security in 2017.