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Placing Pacific women at the forefront of disaster planning and response

17 January 2017

As the Pacific braces itself for another cyclone season, UN Women is leading efforts to ensure that women and girls are at the centre of disaster preparedness, response and recovery work. More

Samoa’s Rugby team goes orange as players UNiTE to end violence against women

11 July 2016

Manu Samoa, the national rugby team intensifies efforts to raise awareness about violence against women in the Pacific region, dedicates the 25 June test match between Samoa and Tonga to the UNiTE Campaign. More

“It’s important for youth to be involved at the high level” – Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, Samoa

28 August 2014

Tahere Si’isi’ialafia, a 24-year-old Baha’i youth from Samoa is a board member of the Pacific Youth Council who is taking part in the Third International SIDS Conference in her native Samoa. She speaks to UN Women about the importance of involving youth in such high-level fora. More

UN Women Executive Director to make first official visit to Australia and the Pacific

22 August 2014

From 27-29 August, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will visit Australia for the first time as the Executive Director of UN Women and from 1-3 September, she will participate in the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. More

Samoan helpline saves lives

18 November 2013

Nearly 2000 calls have been received in the first five months of the Samoa Victim Support Group’s 24-Hour Help Line Service More

Law for women’s protection passes with unanimous support in Tonga

19 September 2013

A new Family Protection Bill for the Pacific island becomes reality through critical lobbying and advocacy by partners and a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

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