Women's Perspectives

Aileen’s diversified agri-tourism business model has helped her remain resilient despite being affected by multiple disasters.
Aileen Burness, South Sea Orchids and Fiji Floriculture Support Association, Fiji, Pacific
“I try to assist the community in the outer islands to build their resilience against climate change by facilitating trainings."
Ahling Onorio, Kiribati Organic Farmers Association, Kiribati, Pacific
As a farmer herself, Lavinia knows the importance of having a voice at the table.
Lavinia Kaumaitotoya, General Manager, Pacific Island Farmer Organisation Network, Fiji, Pacific
Vitila is working to empower other women. 
Vitila Vuniwaqa, Owner, Vees Farm, Fiji, Pacific
Goundo is working to build women’s capacity to secure their environmental rights and protects their nature-based livelihoods.
Goundo Sissoko, President of the REFEDE-Mali, West and Central Africa
"We need a strong and healthy body to deal with sea level rising."
Kinau Biribo, Kiribati wrestling champion, Kiribati, Pacific
Esther, who works with the Red Cross, is helping communities in Kiribati build forward better.  
Esther Nabuti, Youth and Volunteering Development Officer, British Red Cross, Kiribati, Pacific
“Our ability to adapt is what resilience is all about. Being resilient can help us overcome hardship.”
Hilda Heine, Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Pacific
"Climate change is happening."
Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director at the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA), Americas and the Caribbean
Vara's advocacy resulted in a new cyclone resilient market building, so: "when Cyclone Harold came, this market was here. The vendors were safe here."
Vara Maisamoa, Former President, Rakiraki market Vendors Association, Fiji, Pacific