Political and Public Leadership

Emerging Pacific Women’s Leadership Program

In collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and AusAID PLP, Vital Voices is conducting a 19-month program entitled ‘Emerging Pacific Women’s Leadership Program.” This program aims to empower delegations from 12 Pacific Island countries — Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu, Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands and Niue — to implement a specific project in one of the following issue areas:

  • Influencing legislative and policy change to improve women’s labor force participation
  • Working to remove legal barriers to women’s entrepreneurship
  • Advancing women’s leadership and mentorship in public life

This initiative will provide the Pacific women leaders with enhanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to advocate for women’s economic opportunities and greater women’s leadership in civil society throughout the Pacific Island region.