Vanuatu Public Service Commission presents women public servants with their 40th Independence commemorative photographs

Media release: Office of the Public Service Commission (Vanuatu) and Balance of Power.

(Port Vila, Vanuatu) – Continuing to celebrate the contribution that women have made to the development of Vanuatu over the past 40 years, the Public Service Commission (PSC), today (Thursday 5 November), presented to forty women public servants their individual photographs that were part of the “Celebrating Women in the Public Service” Photo Exhibition.

Pictured: (left) Velma Karabani, Principle Investigator, Vanuatu Ombudsman Office receiving her photo from the Chairman of the Vanuatu Public Service, Mr Simil Johnson (right) PEO of Curriculum Development Unit, Felicity Nilwo receiving her photo from the Chairman of the Vanuatu. Photo credit: provided.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chairman of the PSC, Mr Simil Johnson, thanked all women in Vanuatu for their service to the nation in the last 40 years and said that the PSC will continue to promote women in leadership positions.

The “Celebrating Women in the Public Service” photo exhibition was part of the 40th Independence Day celebrations held in July this year and was hosted by the Public Service Commission. The exhibition narrated in pictures the achievements of ni-Vanuatu women currently employed in the public service and was an opportunity to showcase women who have been at the helm of decision-making that has shaped the development of the country.

This “Celebrating Women in the Public Service” collection was developed in partnership with the Department of Women’s Affairs under the Ministry of Justice and Community Services, and was part of the circuit of exhibitions held over the week-long celebrations commemorating the country’s 40th anniversary of Independence.

The handover event is supported by Balance of Power in partnership with Sista magazine through the Ministry of Justice and Community Services. Balance of Power is an initiative of the Australian Government-funded Pacific Women program.