WFWP in Oceania

Empowering Women, Strengthening Families, Connecting Communities


Oceania is a region of islands in the South Pacific. Although Australia and New Zealand are themselves multi-cultural nations, our Pacific Island nations are Melanesian, Micronesian, or Polynesian. WFWP Oceania is active in Australia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. We are separated by expanses of ocean and our development is vastly different. Even within each island nation, individual states are islands separated by seas.

WFWP Australia and New Zealand work together to support women in the Pacific Islands through our humanitarian  projects. These include: Endeavour micro-credit for women; Pacific Scholarship Fund for young adults and high school children; Books for the Islands; New Hope Academy in the Solomon Islands; Women's Sewing Centres; and, Island Lights Project.

Although our nations are different, WFWP Oceania women share the same heart. We are connected as a region through our commitment to raising healthy and resilient families, empowering local women, raising future leaders, and partnering with women organisations through the Global Women's Peace Network.

Working towards the goals of WFWP International, activities within each nation may include: Dignity Project forum; annual Walk-a-thon to support our Pacific Neighbours; workshops, seminars and conferences on peacebuilding; marriage, family and wellness education; character education; and reconciliation through the Bridge of Peace ceremonies.


Oceania is a region ofislands in the South Pacific. Although Australia and New Zealand are themselvesmulti-cultural nations, our Pacific Island nations are Melanesian, Micronesian,or Polynesian. WFWP Oceania has active national Chapters in Australia, NewZealand, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. We are separated by expanses ofocean and our development is vastly different. Even within each Island nation, individualstates are islands that themselves are separated by seas.

WFWP Australia andNew Zealand work together to support women in the Pacific Islands through ournot for profit humanitarian service projects. These include: Endeavourmicro-credit for women; Pacific Scholarship Fund for young adults and high school children; Books forthe Islands; New Hope Academy in the Solomon Islands; Women's Sewing Centres;and, Island Lights Project.

Although ournations are different, WFWP Oceania women share the same heart. We are connectedas a region through our commitment to raise healthy and resilient families,empower local women, raise future leaders, and partnership with womenorganisations through the Global Women's Peace Network.

Working towardsthe goals of WFWP International, activities within each nation may include:Dignity Project forum; annual Walk-a-thon to support our Pacific Neighbours;Workshops, Seminars and Conferences on Peace Building; Marriage,Family and Wellness education; Character education; and, reconciliation throughthe Bridge of Peace ceremonies.