For the past two years FemLINKPACIFIC used its annual Policy for Peace in their Pacific Region document to identify women leaders in the region who are capable potential candidates for elections to the various decision-making bodies, from village councils to national parliaments, being held in the island countries.
They are women who can also be appointed as envoys and mediators, as experts in the field of peace, security and development.
This documents endeavored to provide linkages between the women’s voices as expressed in their peace and security narratives from Bougainville, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga to the existing regional mechanisms, and to demonstrate how their experiences and action oriented strategies equip them as leaders.
The women are active in peace building and service in many spheres of their communities, connected through FemLINKPACIFIC Pacific Women’s Media and Policy Network on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security).
The organisations involved include Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency of Bougainville, Vois Blong Mere Solomon of Solomon Islands and Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili of Tonga.
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