On 20 – 24 February 2023, the Executive Director and Communications & Advocacy Coordinator, attended the We Rise Coalition 3 Annual Planning Retreat in Nadi, where they met with the siSTARS from Brown Girl Woke , Fiji Women’s Rights Movement , Voice For Change – Jiwaka,PNG , femLINKpacific and International Women’s Development Agency – IWDA
It was a great learning experience for the team as it was a chance for everyone in the We Rise Coalition to reflect on their journey, share their experiences, their lessons learnt and their achievements, and it allowed everyone to start the conversation on the coalitions next steps on strengthening the feminist movement in their own countries and overall, in the Pacific.
We Rise Coalition is comprised of several feminist organizations across the Pacific, with the vision to develop, demonstrate and strengthen feminist coalitions and partnerships to grow and uphold inclusive governance, equality, diversity, justice and women’s human rights. At the centre of the We Rise Coalition is a commitment to building and sustaining women’s collective power through movements. While resistance or rebellion by individual women is easy to quash or isolate, the We Rise Coalition believe that strategic resistance, acting together on a common agenda of change, is not easily suppressed!
Thank you We Rise Coalition and IWDA for making this week possible!
Take a look at some of the photos from the retreat: