Our Ocean, Our Heritage, Our Future

Isabelle Sachet French Polynesia
Honourable Isabelle Sachet, Minister for Family, Social Affairs & Women, French Polynesia


The Pacific Ocean lies at the heart of Pacific women’s identities, ways and knowledge, and is a source of cultural and material empowerment.

It was with this knowledge that more than 1000 people participated in the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women in April. From across the Blue Pacific continent and beyond, government delegations, civil society, development partners, academia, the private sector and other stakeholders logged in or convened in small groups to talk about issues critical to the future of Pacific women.

The Triennial was followed by the 7th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women on May 4. Again participation represented a wide range of SPC members – Australia, Cook Islands . . .

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