In the Pacific, words like ‘feminism’ could provoke resistance towards gender equality; article suggests leveraging cultural values such as cooperation to promote positive change


  1. Rates of gender-based violence high in the Pacific 
  2. Efforts to reduce violence could be hampered by using words like ‘feminism’ and ‘gender’ 
  3. Aim to utilise cultural values of relationships and cooperation in communicating the importance of gender equality