Person in Vaiaku, Tuvalu. Editorial credit: maloff /


Tuvalu is a parliamentary democracy that holds regular, competitive elections. Civil liberties are generally upheld. Ongoing problems include a lack of antidiscrimination laws to protect women and LGBT+ people, and there are concerns about child labor in some industries.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Tuvalu Country Report

Tuvalu is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.