Regional launch of the Pacific Community (SPC) component of Pacific Women Lead
Keynote speakers will include the Prime Minister of Samoa, Honourable Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa; Vice President and Minister for Justice of the Republic of Palau, Honourable J.Uduch Sengebau Senior; Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne, and other esteemed guests. The Event Programme is available online here.
The regional launch will begin at 11am (Fiji Time) on Friday 18 March 2022. It will be a ‘hybrid’ event, with guests able to join online via the Zoom webinar, or in-person at the launch event being held in Suva.
WHY: Gender equality is a shared regional priority. SPC’s role in the Pacific Women Lead programme signals the importance of Pacific priorities and Pacific leadership in driving gender equality in the region.
HOW TO REGISTER: RSVP by 17 March to join the launch event, either online or in-person:
- Webinar: https://spc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GFQpHBBYTWadheVR2H7KWg
- Pasifika Conference Room at the SPC Lotus Building in Nabua, Suva via: [email protected]
About Pacific Women Lead:
One of the largest global commitments to gender equality, Pacific Women Lead aims to promote women’s leadership, realise women’s rights, and increase the effectiveness of regional gender equality efforts.
Australia has committed AUD 170 million to the five-year programme, including through its partnerships with the Pacific Community (SPC)'s Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) division, women’s funds and other development partners. SPC is key implementing partner within the programme, with more than AUD 56 million dedicated to its work.
HRSD's Pacific Women Lead (PWL) is at the centre of SPC’s regional work for gender equality, serving as secretariat to the PWL Governance Board and providing technical, convening and funding support to government ministries, civil society and other partners.