Department of Women's Affairs Vanuatu

For the first time, young women in Vanuatu will be gathering to discuss their political leadership and participation in a training workshop convened by the Department of Women Affairs.

The Department of Women Affairs Vanuatu will be holding the inaugural training workshop “Engaging Young Women in Political and Public Spaces” on the 30th and 31st August 2016 with the support of its implementing partner, Fijian feminist Roshika Deo.

The Director of Women Affairs Ms Dorosday Kenneth says, “this is a critical time for the Department of Women Affairs as it works closely with respective national government agencies in supporting and increasing women’s political participation and representation in decision making.”

Over 30 young women will gather to be able to effectively engage in political process through capacity development focusing on leadership skills, public speaking, Temporary Special Measures and familiarising themselves with the political systems of Vanuatu.

“Currently there is no formal network of young women active in political and public spaces and through this initial conference to be held for two days we will establish a network of young women”, said Ms Kenneth.