INTERVIEW: Women activists who want to make history in Vanuatuan politics |

INTERVIEW: Women activists who want to make history in Vanuatuan politics |

Anthea Arukola, political advisor to the government of Vanuatu, plans to become the country’s first MP since 2008. Georgiilla Worwor, law student and community activist, wants to go even further and convince voters to elect her as the first prime minister .

As part of an audio series recorded in Vanuatu, focusing on some of the pioneering women fighting for gender equality in society, the United Nations Office for Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) brought together Mrs. Arukola and Mrs. Worwor to share their dreams. and the aspirations of the country’s women.

Georgiilla Worwor, law student and community activist from Vanuatu., By OHRLLS / Ginny Stein

Georgilla Worwor: The parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu is our legislative assembly ?, But I only see pictures of men: presidents, prime ministers, deputies… all men.

I am an indigenous woman from Vanuatu and the work I do here is to build the country we want, a country that respects, values ​​and creates spaces for women for all. I have a dream and I am working on it. I see myself making decisions, leading and making history by becoming Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu.

I first met Anthea in parliament, during a campaign to elect women to parliament. We walked towards the Parliament building and I saw a lady trying to give a speech, but her dress was blown by the wind. People, mostly men, were laughing so I ran and held up her dress until…

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