Role models for positive change

“Do you know an inspiring Pacific woman?”

That was the question posed to a global audience in an open, participatory campaign that looked to identify 70 Inspiring Pacific Women who have helped shape development in our region.

The resulting profiles highlight Pacific women who have made a significant contribution to the social, economic, cultural and political development in Pacific islands countries and territories.

Many of these women are pioneers whose actions have led to changes to improve the lives of Pacific women and men.

Many of them have also challenged long-standing norms to effect positive outcomes and in doing so, emerged as role models for positive change.

The campaign marks the 70th anniversary of the Pacific Community, which now more than ever, is committed to people-centred development.

It is published in the lead up to the 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women which will be held in Fiji from 2 to 5 October 2017.

Audrey Aumua Deputy Director-General (Suva) Pacific Community

For more information, please contact Brigitte Leduc, [email protected]


Ones to Watch

Next generation of inspiring Pacific women

Over 200 nominations poured in from around the Pacific and other parts of the world for the 70 Inspiring Pacific Women campaign.

The nominations included many young Pacific women who are at the start of their careers and are showing signs of promise as agents of positive change in their communities, countries, the Pacific Islands region and the world at large.

Check back here after October 1 as we highlight the next generation of young Pacific women who are contributing to development in our islands.


This initiative is implemented in partnership with: