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Learn More About the 3rd PFF:

The Forum brought together over 150 feminists in all our diversity from 17 Pacific countries that are part of the Global Majority, and including Australia, New Zealand and other observers. The forum took place against a backdrop of closing civil and organising space for women and girls in all their diversities.

The 3rd Pacific Feminist Forum is supported by the Australian Government through both the We Rise Coalition and Pacific Women Lead at Pacific-Community-SPC (PWL at SPC), and the European Union in the PacificthePacific-UN Spotlight Initiative.
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The 3rd PFF Working Group includes Sista, Voice For Change - Jiwaka,PNG, Talitha Project, Tonga, Pacific Disability Forum, Kiribati Association of Non-Governmental Organisation - KANGO, Brown Girl Woke, femLINKpacific and the Fiji Women's Rights Movement.

3RD PFF Opening Address: Feminist and Human Rights Activist- Shamima Ali & Noelene Nabulivou

3rd PFF ends: Unity in diversity and amongst Pacific feminists urgent to continue advocacy on
womenโ€™s rights in the Pacific

Release Date: 16/05/23

The strength of feminist solidarity and unity of strong, diverse Pacific women was the highlight of the 3rd Pacific Feminist Forum as participants concluded the three day extensive programme last week at the Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour.

Participants said goodbye to one another with music, meke and singing acknowledging each other with gratitude for the connections made, the learnings from the event and the platform provided to share their experiences and lived realities with strategies to push their issues to the
global audience.

The 3rd PFF was supported by the Australian Government through both the We Rise Coalition and the Pacific Women Lead at Pacific Community (PWL at SPC), and UN Women through the global Spotlight Initiative of the United Nations which had received generous support from the European Union.

The conclusion of the programme also produced an outcomesstatement that listed the demands of feminists and womenโ€™s human rights defenders which highlighted issues of decolonization and identity challenges, the climate change crisis and displacement of homes in low lying islands in
the region, lack of women in leadership spaces and more.

The Pacific feminists recognised the need for a platform such as the PFF as a space for them to speak on urgent issues from their island countries.

โ€œThe PFF provides an opportunity for us to be able to come and share our experiences from the different countries we come from and to advocate for womenโ€™s rights and promote gender equality,โ€ said Solomon Islander Ender Rence of Women in Media and Communications.

Joey Joleen Mataele, Executive Director and co-founder of the Tonga Leitisโ€™ Association said, โ€œThe PFF is important to me because I get to have a voice in room full of diverse of women from all parts of the Pacific. Having to get your voice being heard and youโ€™re not just talking about your own country but rather the whole of the rainbow community in the Pacific.โ€

rThe final outcomes statement will be available soon and the issues raised were also highlighted at the Women Deliver event that was held at the same venue last week, and will be shared at upcoming events in Melbourne and Kigali.

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