“Empowered Women Empower Women”

On Thursday 10th August, the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games will be launching ‘EmPawa Hour’ on FM107. Empawa Hour is an exciting new venture led by Van2017 as part of Van2017’s commitment to the empowerment of women and girls in Vanuatu.

empawa-hourLeading up to the Pacific Mini Games, listeners can tune in to FM107 from 8 – 9am every Thursday and expect to hear discussions about women’s rights and issues with different guests every week.

Hosted by Heather Maraki and co-hosted by Relvie Poilapa, Van2017, and Jill Aru, Vanuatu Women’s Center, with the support of Yasmine Bjornum, ActionAid and Sista, listeners can follow the show through EmPawa’s Facebook page and Sista magazine.

With topics ranging from Women’s Leadership in Sports to Breastfeeding and Climate Change, it’s a discussion you don’t want to miss. Only on FM107, 8am to 9am every Thursday.

Who is EmPawa? She is a Champion of Women’s Rights!

On National Women’s Day in May, Van2017 introduced Emily Pawa, otherwise known as ‘EmPawa’. EmPawa is a friend and companion to Nasi the Nasiviru, the loveable Vanuatu Pacific Mini Games mascot.

Van2017’s Legacy Program addresses one of its key Sustainable Development Goals for empowering women through the creation of EmPawa.

EmPawa’s key messages support and promote:

1) Advocacy for women’s leadership in areas of governance and decision- making processes within our homes and society

2) Ending violence against women and girls

3) Access to sexual and reproductive rights and maternal care services and information

4) Access to economic livelihood options and control of financial support services for women.

Although these are the main areas that she supports, it does not mean EmPawa is limited to these areas only. The launch of ‘EmPawa Hour’ on FM107 will address a range of issues to reflect Van2017’s commitment to the empowerment of women and girls in Vanuatu.

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