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International Women's Day

Celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of Pacific women.

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Honour Her

Recognize and show appreciation of the sacrifices and hard work of our dearest mothers. It’s her we turn to when needs arise. Thank you.

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Advocacy & Networking

Enabling women to develop strong networks locally and nationally, taking advantage of our international connections.

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Personal Well-being & Professional Development

Providing authentic leadership on women’s issues and building the capability of emerging women and girl leaders.

The Standing Ovation Interview with the Honourable Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa and her friends

March 15, 2022
Homepage International Women's Day photo of Inteview with Honourable PM of Samoa

Women are significantly underrepresented in politics in the Pacific Islands, given that only one in twenty Pacific parliamentarians are female, compared to one in five globally. Nevertheless, this year Samoa elected a woman as its head of government, only the second Pacific Island nation to do so – thanks in part to a network of women friends who supported her every step of the way.

The Honourable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
Tauiliili Alise Stunnenberg
Sose Annandale
Lauano Lauina Grace
Nynette Sass

We envisioned something unique, world history and speaks volumes of authenticity, funny with gravitas and as much depth as levity that it turns fear into hope, leaving one inspired.

An example of Break the Bias. No textbook anywhere has it written this political campaign strategy- ‘four female friends with nil political experience and not much interest, mothers and partially retired’ It is deserving of an annual Standing Ovation.

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