Bougainville women call for partnership across Pacific nations

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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

In Bougainville

Participating Bougainville Women leaders.

BOUGAINVILLE women have called for strong and harmonious partnership between women across Pacific nations.

This call was made purposely to create effective partnership between the women and girls of Bougainville and Pacific nations.

Speaking at the young women’s meeting Judith Oliver executive manager of Bougainville Women’s Federation said “I call on all women and girls across the pacific nations for us to continue corporately build the existing partnership that we have in terms of strengthening it.”

Oliver said if this partnership is strengthened among the Pacific nations together all can work hand in hand to combat issues that affecting women and girls as well as giving insights to each other on how to tackle the common issues.

She said with that she is pleased to see participating nations in the forum because it’s a first step towards creating effective partnership across the Pacific nations.

This call was underscored at the weeklong Bougainville young women’s forum which was held in Arawa, Bougainville.

The event was supported and organised by the International Women Development Agency IWDA and the Bougainville Women’s Federation.

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