The United Nations Population Fund says if the high incidence of violence against women in the Pacific is to be reduced, men need to be involved in dialogue.
A survey carried out in 2000 in Samoa, Kiribati and Solomon Islands revealed that 74 percent of the male respondents had abused their wives or partners.
The UNFPA's Pacific office representative based in Fiji, Najib Assifi, says in order to reduce the high rate of violence, men must be involved.
"So they understand that women have equal right like them in the community, to make them understand that women have the potential to not only contribute to the family welfare but to the community and society as a whole."
The UNFPA's Pacific office representative based in Fiji, Najib Assifi.