Through Pacific Women’s regional program, the Australian Government supports gender equality and women’s empowerment in Niue. Details of initiatives can be viewed via our interactive map under regional activities.

Stories of Change

Big networks for women parliamentarians from small island states

The Honourable Maureen Melekitama attended the second Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Australian Regional Conference hosted by the Victorian Parliament in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017.


Niue’s clerk trained to promote gender equality in the parliament

Pacific clerks and senior parliamentary staff attended the Outrigger Facilitators’ workshop in Canberra, Australia in November 2016. The Outrigger training program on navigating gender equality through Pacific parliaments, invokes the imagery of a boat that is well equipped to sail the seas of Oceania. Ms Ngatu Tukutama, the Executive Officer from the Niue Parliament, was aboard.


Niue’s progress towards family law legislation

A second draft of the Niue Family Bill 2016 has been submitted to the Government of Niue. The Pacific Community’s Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) assisted the Government of Niue to develop the legislation through a participatory process.


Sharing Experiences from 17 Years as a Pacific Woman MP

The Hon Va’aiga Tukuitonga has been a Member of Parliament in Niue for 17 years and attended her third PWPP project annual forum in Apia in 2016.