The Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF) is a transformative space for Pacific feminists to reflect on key issues paramount to gender equality and women’s human rights. The Forum mobilizes diverse women to share knowledge and experiences, celebrate achievements and strategize for collective action to achieve women’s human rights. In November 2016 the inaugural PFF was born bringing in over 100 pacific feminists at USP Suva, Fiji with the theme “Mapping journeys, Building movements”. Building on, the 2nd PFF was held in 2019 with 143 feminists with the theme “Sustaining Solidarity, Resistance and Revolution”.
The third PFF is being organized in extra-ordinary times where women’s human rights in the Oceanic Pacific region are facing the harsh impacts of COVID-19 on all women’s lived experiences and realities, severe climate justice, the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world and having the lowest rate of women in parliament. This has resulted in an urgent call for reviving feminist solidarity.
Pacific Feminists from across 16 Pacific Islands came together for the 3 days forum sharing experiences and strategies and inspiring others to take on new challenges in their advocacy work and commitment and fight to address the issue of discrimination women face within their own countries and regions.
It was such a wonderful experience for the Sista team and Working Group Members, Leikita Kalorib from CARE in Vanuatu Georgilla Worwor from Gate Minds and Anne Pakoa from Vanuatu Human Rights Coalition to be a part of the 3rd PFF. We are all looking forward to working closely with our other Sista island countries to put hands together and help each other face the ongoing issues that are rising for women and girls in the Pacific and using our resources to create a better future for all.
The 3rd Pacific Feminist Forum – PFF 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 Pacific -UN Spotlight Initiative


Sista team Group photo with West-Papuan Sisters
Sista Group photo with Brown Girl Woke
Sista Group Photo with 2 members of Voice For Change – Jiwaka,PNG
Closing Speech from Nalini Singh
3rd Day of the PFF – 1st Plenary Session
Opening Speech on 1st Night –  Dinner – Nalini Singh