Pacific women leaders meet

A NEW coalition of women leaders in the Pacific began its first conference in the Marshall Islands yesterday.
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Hilda Heine

Staff Reporter

The Pacific Women Leaders' Coalition Conference is being held in Majuro over two days to promote women in leadership, Radio New Zealand International reports.
It is being attended by Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, her Taiwan counterpart Tsai Ing-wen, Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Meg Taylor and other leaders from across the region.
The first meeting of the coalition intends to establish an interim leadership and establish its purpose and future direction.
"This Pacific Women Leaders Coalition Conference comes at an important time. We need to break more barriers in the workforce, in homes, in schools, in health to get women and girls to achieve their fullest potential," Heine said.
The Marshall Islands and Taiwan will also this week establish a new $1 million fund to help Marshallese women start their own businesses.
The Kōrā Em An Kōl fund will provide capital for Marshallese women wanting to establish micro start-ups.



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