Welcome to PASAI’s special August newsletter – an all-female issue which celebrates 125 years of women’s right to vote in New Zealand, and gender balance initiatives world-wide.
As NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, declared at the UN, “It seems surprising that in this modern age we have to recommit ourselves to gender equality, but we do. And I for one will never celebrate the gains we have made for women domestically, while internationally other women and girls experience a lack of the most basic of opportunity and dignity. Me Too must become We Too.”
Absolutely. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce that every article in this edition of our newsletter is either contributed by or features women from our SAIs and beyond.
As they lead change and positive shifts around the region and across each of PASAI’s strategic priorities, they are empowering other girls and women to follow in their footsteps. Read about some of the PASAI women showing us the way, not just in the Pacific region, but around the globe.