Pacific Research Papers

This is just the beginning. Over time we will be uploading a range of research papers by acclaimed Pacific researchers and other research relevant to the region.

  1. The Pacific Women’s Network’s 2015 research report, ‘Missing Data, Missing Region, Missing Women’, investigates the under representation of the Pacific region and in particular the region’s women, in international reporting. Accurate data and the inclusion of all 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in the global reports of multi-national development agencies is essential so that we know that accurate representation and effective action is occurring to address local and regional needs. Increased regional and global action on the Sustainable Development Goals must not ignore the people of the Pacific and in particular, Pacific Islander women. We have included the Executive Summary and Full report.
  2. Associate Professor Teresia Teaiwa was an I-Kiribati and American poet, an academic and award-winning teacher at Victoria University of Wellington where she lectured in Pacific Studies. The University of Oregon described her as “a groundbreaking scholar in the research of the culture of the Pacific Islands.” It is a privilege for us to have permission to share with you some of her extensive research papers.
  3. Combating Commercial Exploitation of Children and Violence Against Women in Remote areas of the Western Pacific was a ‘Live and Learn Environment Education’ project funded for three years by the European Union.

    The focus of this Research of Aspirations and Perceptions (RAP) Report is on the human rights impact of logging in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Pacific Women's Network Research Report 2015: Missing Data, Missing Region, Missing Women Executive Summary

Pacific Women's Network Research Report 2015: Missing Data, Missing Region, Missing Women Report

Samting Nating: Pacific Waves at the Margins of Feminist Security Studies.

Teresia Teaiwa, Victoria University of Wellington and Claire Slatter, University of the South Pacific at "The State of Feminist Security Studies: Continuing the Conversation" Forum. In International Studies Perspective (2013) 14. University of the South Pacific.

The articulated limb: Theorizing indigenous Pacific participation in the military industrial complex

By Teresia Teaiwa, Victoria University of Wellington.
In Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. Volume 1 Number 1 July 2017

bikinis and other s/pacific n/oceans

By Teresia K. Teaiwa in The Contemporary Pacific Voice 6, Number 1, Spring 1994. University of Hawai'i Press

Combating Commercial Exploitation of Children and Violence Against Women in Remote areas of the Western Pacific. Research of Aspirations and Perceptions (RAP) Report 2010

Combating Commercial Exploitation of Children and Violence Against Women in Remote areas of the Western Pacific was a European Union funded 'Live and Learn Environment Education' project. The project focused on the impact of large scale commercial logging on human rights in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. This Research of Aspirations and Perceptions (RAP) Report was designed to ensure that the project was grounded in ‘where people are’ and reflects the values, capacity and perceptions of the communities in which the project will be located. It provided a basis for planning the development of training resources and for making decisions about how best to mobilise communities.