Women activists in Kiribati are strengthening partnerships with international and national organisations to eliminate gender-based violence. Kiribati has not been involved in large-scale conflict or war recently. Kiribati acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2004. It is not ranked in the 2017 Global Gender Gap Index (GGI). Kiribati was absent from the vote on the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), signed on 25th September 2013, but has not yet ratified it. During the 2017 October Security Council Open Debate, Kiribati made no relevant statements. There is no data on military spending. They have not developed a National Action Plan on the Implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000). Violence against women continues to persist in Kiribati and while the Family Peace Bill passed for enactment in 2014, making violence against women a crime, women's rights activists in Kiribati continue to work for the respect and promotion of women's rights.