Our Voice: The joint advocacy campaign bringing a united voice to our region
March 7, 2018
As a movement, women’s rights organisations are more powerful when we work together.
In 2016, IWDA coordinated a series of workshops that brought together 80 women from across Asia and the Pacific. These workshops provided a safe and collaborative space for WAVE partners to discuss, define and organise a direction for joint advocacy work. The group committed to collective action that addresses the drastic under-representation of women in leadership positions at the local level. Women have a right to influence the decisions that affect their lives, and when women lead everyone benefits.
This collective action is a joint campaign called Our Voice. Through a groundswell of grassroots action, Our Voice aims to increase the representation and effective participation of women in decision-making at local levels. It will be run in Cambodia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
For International Women’s Day, we wanted to kick off the campaign publicly with some words of strength from our partners. Now is #OurMoment for change.