New Advisory Board members announced for Pacific Women

Meet our new Advisory Board members supporting Pacific Women, one of the largest global commitments to gender equality.

Joining the Advisory Board, which held its most recent meeting this month, this year are: Virisila Buadromo, Fiji; Dr Fiona Hukula, Papua New Guinea; Dr Mercy Ah Sui-Maliko, Samoa; and Ethel Sigimanu, Solomon Islands.

While welcoming the new members of the Advisory Board, Pacific Women Support Unit and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) expressed their appreciation to former members especially outgoing Chair, Tonga’s Natalia Palu Latu, World Bank Liaison Officer, who provided extensive support and dedication during her tenure. Other members who completed their tenure in 2019 are: Jane Kesno, Papua New Guinea; Reverend Sereima Lomaloma, Fiji; and Maere Tekanene, Kiribati.

New co-chairs will be formally announced at the next meeting scheduled for October 2020.

The list of board members is available on the Pacific Women website:

The Advisory Board provides strategic guidance and support to Pacific Women’s extensive portfolio of partners working to improve the political, economic and social opportunities of Pacific women and to end violence against women and girls.

Through a 10-year commitment, Pacific Women connects more than 170 gender equality initiatives supported by Australia and implemented by over 160 partners across 14 Pacific Island countries.