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澳華全國婦女會年度會員大會隆重举行

 

澳華全國婦女會年度會員大會于2018年11月25日上午10点在CAULFIELD高龄公民中心隆重举行。会议由澳华妇女会荣誉会长胡玫及副会长王含瑞主持。

会议首先邀请妇女会名誉会长刘秀凤OAM女士致词。刘女士在发言中首先向澳洲原住民社区致敬、向华人社区致敬,她感谢现任会长杨千慧、创会会长胡玫、理事会成员以及讲座嘉宾胡月在过去一年对妇女会的贡献。她赞扬妇女会创会六年来会员人数稳步上升,积极主办了各类与妇女福祉相关的资讯讲座和娱乐节目。众所周知,澳大利亚的健康服务系统正经历着重大变化,对老年人、儿童、残疾人及新移民的照顾标准都在调整,妇女会举办的各类讲座显得特别及时、特别有意义。

大会请多元文化倡导者赵捷豹先生讲话。赵先生就刚刚结束的维州大选做了评论,他认为,华人要主动团结、联合各少数民族,发出自己的声音,争取我们的合法权益。他特别指出,澳大利亚不容忍极端思想,中间温和派是主流意识,华人社区不与主流脱节,才能更有机会获得社会上大多数人的认可和支持,打破华人精英头顶的玻璃天花板,实现真正意义上的自由平等。

胡玫女士向大会宣读了维州全国妇女会主席Elisabeth Newman的贺信。贺信赞扬大会举办医疗体系的传译服务的信息讲座非常重要,这也是维州妇女协会一直倡导的工作,使用专业翻译使移民的健康有了保障。贺信问候澳华全国妇女会的全体会员,祝全体会员大会取得圆满成功,同时祝大家圣诞快乐!新年幸福!

墨尔本洪门民治党最近当选的首位女主委冯小薇女士应邀讲话。她介绍说,洪门民治党作为一个具有一百多年历史的华人社团本着为华侨同胞服务的宗旨,每年都举办春节舞狮、为皇家儿童医院筹款等公益活动。她要在一个以兄弟为主的组织内挑重担是个挑战。冯主委赞扬澳华妇女会的工作,并祝大会圆满成功。

会长年度工作报告

由于妇女会现任会长杨千慧女士因维州大选公务繁忙未能出席这次全体大会,会长的年度工作总结报告由荣誉会长胡玫代为发布。报告提到,澳华全国妇女会在过去的一年里组织了三项比较大型的活动。包括在维多利亚州议会大厦举办的三八国际妇女节庆祝晚宴,这是和澳亚商业职业妇女协会共同举办的。9月30日在Glen Eira市政礼堂和格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部联合举办的中秋节联欢会。会员们通过这些活动了解和参与妇女关心的事务,一起欣赏精彩的文艺表演,品尝中华美食,分享重要的资讯。这有赖于理事们和会员们共同的努力,特别感谢团体会员的鼎力支持。妇女会遵循全国妇女协会的宗旨和本会的章程,与维州、全国以及国际妇女协会保持一致,为澳华妇女及其家庭在妇女地位,可持续发展,健康生活,传播通讯和社会福祉等五个方面共谋发展。

汇报第35届印尼世界妇女大会概况

荣誉会长、澳洲全国妇协常务委员会委员长兼维州妇协委员长胡玫OAM接着作了上级妇女会代表的年度报告。她通过两组照片介绍了她今年9月在印尼古都日惹出席第35届世界妇女大会以及10月在首都堪培拉出席全国妇女大会的概况。胡玫女士介绍说,9月12日至19日,来自世界五大洲近一百个国家的300多名代表连同印尼全国各地一千多个妇女组织的代表齐集日惹大饭店及周边的扩大会场,召开了世界妇女大会、印尼全国妇女大会和亚太地区妇女代表大会。世界妇女大会由印尼总统佐科

威揭幕。代表们选举产生了新一届委员会成员,通过了各国提出的决议案,在2015-2018已有的发展目标的基础上确定了2018-2021年的三年发展主题“世界的可持续发展是对妇女的社会保障”。现行的主题是“通过赋予妇女权利来转变社会”。大会还公布了五个常务委员会今后三年的行动计划。这套行动计划由各国的全国妇女协会的常委会贯彻执行。

印尼世界妇女大会上庆祝了国际妇女会成立130周年,举办亚太地区妇女协会成立10周年庆典。维州全国妇协主席伊丽莎白-纽曼担任国际妇女协会副主席的任期尽管已满,仍继续负责统筹国际妇协常驻联合国7个国际中心的代表。来自南澳的颜贤美当选为亚太地区妇女协会主席。大会宣布,地35届国际妇女协会中期大会将于2020年在法国举行。

上级妇女会代表工作报告

身为维州妇协委员长的胡玫女士汇报了自己一年里的主要工作:今年联邦政府就公民入籍改革法案展开社区咨询时,她在维州全国妇协呈交的提案中汇集了华人社会的强烈反响,提出“英语考试4个7分的标准太高,明显带有对非英语背景人士的歧视,要求联邦移民部考虑降低英语测试标准”。今年10月在全国妇女大会上,胡女士作为全国妇协常委提交的决议案提请澳大利亚联邦、州和领地政府联席会议(COAG)制定全国统一的“打击网络暴力法”,使女性和青少年受到网络安全保障。该决议案在本届全国妇女大会上获得通过。

谈到2019年上级妇女会的活动计划,胡玫女士介绍说,维州全国妇协每年都有5项主要的活动:包括2019年1月21日澳洲国庆日的妇女先锋纪念园活动;配合国际妇女协会三年发展主题的五月论坛;8月下旬在维州议会大厦举办的“My Vote My Voice”女青年议会演讲;九月的会员大会和12月的圣诞午餐会。胡玫表示,华人妇女不仅可以像杨千慧会长那样直接参政,也可以通过全国妇女协会的机制议政,参与澳大利亚的公众事务。她鼓励澳华妇女会能有更多女同胞积极参加这些有意义的活动。

沈天馨向大会作了年度财务报告,详细汇报了妇女会账户的收入、支出及余额。全体与会代表表决一致通过了各项年度工作总结报告,并通过了去年会员大会的会议纪要。

新一届理事会成员集体亮相

大会选举产生了新一届的会长、副会长及理事会成员,名单如下:

陈琛任会长;王含瑞任副会长兼上级妇女会代表;沈天馨任财务;方必怡任秘书兼上级妇女会代表;胡月任上级妇女会代表;理事还有王亚志,宋建平,薛宝英,叶桦,李秀梅,李佳睿。

理事会改选后,特地向卸任的会长、理事、顾问颁发感谢卡和纪念礼物,衷心感谢她们对澳华全国妇女会所作的重要贡献!她们是:

名譽會長 劉秀鳳 OAM、创会会长胡玫 OAM、楊千慧會長、副会长/顾问李剑煌

王一方副会长、王月英副会长

胡月 秘書、葉子綠 秘書、王薇珺 秘書

周秀香 理事、顾英志 理事 、张庄理事、周觀琦理事、朱庆宁理事

顾问(包括前任和新任):

徐光翠、黄磊、徐燕平、胡立侃、周秀香、鄭陳美英、冯丹红。

同时感谢网站管理黑马欢。

维多利亚议员体系的传译服务知识讲座

大会最后邀请墨尔本北区医疗中心的文化联络官胡月女士举办讲座,胡月是澳洲翻译局认证的普通话翻译,拥有硕士学位,她在医疗口译领域里工作多年, 不仅口译经验丰富,而且对维州政府传译服务的政策,以及公立医院的运作,都有深度的了解。讲座内容包括:如何在维州公立医院使用政府提供的免费传译服务, 维多利亚政府的传译服务政策,以及公立医院要具备多元文化能力,以保障自身医疗利益。

最后是新任会长陈琛致答谢词。她表示,感谢大家对她的信任,感谢创会会长胡玫、前任会长杨千慧的辛勤工作和对妇女会的重要贡献。她将尽力做好这份工作,期待着全体理事和会员们的配合与支持。


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APRC NEWSFLASH JUNE 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE ICW-CIF APRC PRESIDENT

 

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Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon

 

Greetings!

It is a great pleasure to be with you all again. We have important things to share that have recently transpired. On my part, I participated at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) at UNESCAP during 29 to 31 March 2017 held in Bangkok on progress towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am sharing herewith a brief overview on the current situation.

We congratulate a great friend of APRC and a long-time member of ICW, Dr. Laura Finne-Elonen, on her election to the Municipal Council in Finland.

NCW Australia organized a Conference on “Future Directions Our Council Our Voice

– Driving Cultural Change” from 13 to 16 June 2017 in Canberra. Highlight of the Conference was the launch of the “Young Women’s Group”.

We also have news from NCW India on having been granted ICW-CIF fund used for development projects in favour of women and girls. And we have news on PNG women contesting in national elections.

I hope you will enjoy reading these news!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon APRC President

 

 

Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By

Dr.Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon APRC President

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Dr.Monthip S. Tabucanon participated at the High Level Political Forum  (HLPF) at UNECAP during 18 to 19 February 2016. This report provides a global overview of the current situation of the Goals, on the basis of the latest available data for indication in the global indicator framework.

 

3Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Despite the fact that the global poverty rate has been halved since 2000, intensified efforts are required to boost the incomes, alleviate the suffering and build the resilience of those individuals still living in poverty. Social protection systems need to be expanded and risks need to be mitigated for disaster-prone countries, which also tend to be the most impoverished.

4Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition  and promote sustainable agriculture

 

Efforts to combat hunger and malnutrition have advanced significantly since 2000. Ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition for all, however, will require continued and focused efforts. More investments in agriculture, including government spending and aid, are needed to increase capacity for agricultural productivity.

 

5Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

 

Since 2000, impressive advancements have been made on many health fronts. However, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals health targets by 2030, progress must be accelerated, in particular in regions with the highest burden of disease.

 

6Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education  and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

 

Achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for all will require increasing efforts and for vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities, indigenous people, refugee children and poor children in rural areas.

 

7Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Gender inequality persists worldwide, depriving women and girls of their basic rights and opportunities. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms.

 

8Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

 

Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are essential to human health and to environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.

 

9Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern

energy for all

Progress in every area of sustainable energy falls short of what is needed to achieve energy access for all and to meet targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. Meaningful improvements will require higher levels of financing and bolder policy commitments, together with the willingness of countries to embrace new technologies on a much wider scale.

 

10Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

 

Increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth.

 

11Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

 

Despite steady improvements in manufacturing output and employment, renewed investment will be needed in the least developed countries to build needed infrastructure and ensure the doubling of industry’s share of GDP in those countries by 2030.

 

12Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

 

Progress in reducing inequality within and among countries has been mixed. The voices of developing countries still need to be strengthened in decision-making forums of international economic and financial institutions. Moreover, while remittances can be a lifeline for families and communities of international migrant workers in their countries of origin, the high cost of transferring money continues to reduce such benefits.

 

13Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

 

In recent decades, the world has experienced unprecedented urban growth. In 2015, close to 4 billion people — 54 per cent of the world’s population — lived in cities and that number is projected to increase to about 5 billion people by 2030. Rapid urbanization has brought enormous challenges, including growing numbers of slum dwellers, increased air pollution, inadequate basic services and infrastructure, and unplanned urban sprawl, which also make cities more vulnerable to disasters. Better urban planning and management are needed to make the world’s urban spaces more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. As of May 2017, 149 countries were developing national-level urban policies.

 

14Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

 

Achieving Goal 12 requires a strong national framework for sustainable consumption and production that is integrated into national and sectoral plans, sustainable business practices and consumer behaviour, together with adherence to international norms on the management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.

 

15Goal   13.   Take   urgent   action   to   combat   climate   change     and

its impacts

 

Planetary warming continued in 2016, setting a new record of about 1.1 degrees Centigrade above the preindustrial period, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016. Drought conditions predominated across much of the globe, aggravated by the

 

El Niño phenomenon In the Statement, WMO also noted that the extent of global sea ice fell to a minimum of 4.14 million km2 in 2016, the second lowest extent on record. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels also reached a record high of 400 parts per million that year. Mitigating climate change and its impacts will require building on the momentum achieved by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which entered into force on 4 November 2016. Stronger efforts are needed to build resilience and limit climate-related hazards and natural disasters.

 

16Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

 

The increasingly adverse impacts of climate change (including ocean acidification), overfishing and marine pollution are jeopardizing recent gains in protecting portions of the world’s oceans.

 

17Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

 

Progress in preserving and sustainably using the Earth’s terrestrial species and ecosystems is uneven. The pace of forest loss has slowed and improvements continue to be made in managing forests sustainably and protecting areas important for biodiversity. However, declining trends in land productivity, biodiversity loss and poaching and trafficking of wildlife remain serious concerns.

 

18Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

 

Violent conflicts have increased in recent years, while homicides have declined slowly and more citizens around the world have better access to justice. A few high-intensity armed conflicts are causing large numbers of civilian casualties. Progress promoting peace and justice, together with effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, remains uneven across and within regions.

 

19Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

 

Despite some positive developments, a stronger commitment to partnership and cooperation is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  That effort will require coherent policies, an enabling environment for sustainable development at all levels and by all actors and a reinvigorated Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

 

Congratulations to our friends

Dr. Laura Finne-Elonen

At the recent Municipal elections in Finland, APRC’s very loyal and great friend  Laura, was elected to the Council and will have a heavy seat in one of the big Committees. According to Laura “(our present 28 Committees are rearranged to only 4 big ones, I wonder how that will work). I will get a seat in the Committee dealing with on construction and building issues, I think it is very interesting.”)

Lucky Giire

 

Lucky has been offered a British Government Chevening Scholarship to study her Masters` of Laws, at the University of London –SOAS ( School of Oriental and African Studies) focusing on Somalin legal issues.

On June 14th 2017 Lucky was invited to address the House of Lords. Our Young women are flying high. Keep flying Lucky.

Terri Day from Victoria spoke at the House of Lords and she found it very interesting

 

National Council of Australia Mid –Term conference.

 

The NCWA Mid Term conference was held in Canberra from 13thh to 16th June 2017

 

The Theme of the conference was:

FUTURE DIRECTIONS OUR COUNCIL OUR VOICE – DRIVING CULTURAL CHANGE

Aunty Violet Sheridan

 

Aunty Violet Sheridan, Ngunnawal Elder performed the “Welcome to the country ”.


Sir Peter Cosgrove

The Governor General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove opened the Mid Term conference and welcomed the delegates.

The Governor General of Australia, NCWA President Barbara Baike with NCW members who received awards at the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.

APRC secretary Maureen with the Governor General

The high-light of the conference was the LAUNCH OF THE YOUNG WOMEN’S  GROUP

 

Young Women from around Australia with Prime Minister

Mr. Malcom Turnbull At the Mid Term Conference in Canberra

 

 

The conference was well planned as there were times allotted for panel discussions followed with group discussions, with question and answers sessions. At the end of each discussion, reports with solutions were presented and these will be collated for future use.

 

The topics covered are universal, as the topics apply to any country. They ranged from Driving workplace gender equality, homelessness and security facing older women, Root causes of violence against women: Pornography, etc.

 

It was not all work and no play during the conference. Participants to the conference had breakfast at Parliament House, where the NCW Young women’s group was launched. The conference dinner was held at the Rydges Hotel. Delegates met with longtime friends and mingled with the members of the Young Women’s group.

Julie with a Jessica       Young women’s group     Conference dinner         Catching up

 

NEWS FROM INDIA

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Sneh Lata Gandhi President

Delhi State Council of Women India

 

Now a days in India the traditional families of the lower strata of the society are too aspiring for a better quality of life for their girls & women. They are sending out their girls and women for education, developing skills to make them employable. So that they get opportunity to become self sufficient by earning and improving finances of their families.

The ICW, amongst the various stated objectives of improving women status & empowering them by its various activities, to improve & enhance their employability at local and community level in its member countries. National council of women are invited to submit subject proposal and development program to take up at their level in order to take forward to implement such programs.

To provide the ICW-CIF with additional resources to achieve these goals, Mdm. Lydie Rossini van Hissenhoven, Patron of the International Council of Women, made a bequest to ICW-CIF, The Lydie Rossini Fund, and stipulated that the funds be used for development projects in favour of women and girls around the world.

 

ICW-CIF granted fund to NCWI against the project submitted in May 2016. They informed that we would receive total grant of 4,500 Euros in two installments. We are grateful to them that we have already received 1500 Euros from ICW, after deducting NCW of India affiliation fees of 1000 Euros for 2015 & 2016. Second installment of 2000 Euros will be received after the satisfactory report of the project, which is fair enough.

 

As It was decided the project will be executed both in Shimla & new Delhi simultaneously at their respective centers.

 

With this fund we have purchased :-

 

  1. Total 4 Embroidery machines (2 for Shimla & 2 for New Delhi)
  2. Appointed two teachers. (1 for Shimla & 1 for New Delhi)
  3. We have bought miscellaneous items like cloth, frames, scissors, needles, threads, tracing paper, drawing sheets, inch tape, scales, pencils, erasers for total 41 underprivileged students

 

Initially testing program was done to judge inclination of the students.

It was quite encouraging to overall enthusiasm of the students and the teachers to participate and also enroll for the courses offered by making use of the new technique of embroidery through machines. Within a span of 4 months time the students have learnt and prepared their stuff for display.

The display was organized in an impressive manner in the summer camp show of the Delhi State Council of Women. This was a sort of show case of the talent developed by the students during their training period, which was highly admired & became popular with audience, the parents of the students & the members.

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Teachers and girls working with the four machines

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A completed garment

 

A catalogue of PNG women contesting the 2017 national election

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BETTY WAKIA

WHEN it comes to Papua New Guinea politics, it always seems to be the men’s game: a dirty little game where women don’t stand much of a chance.

That’s why you hardly hear women talking politics; because they tend to believe the position of women is the kitchen or household. Women are also often regarded as weak decision-makers. Things are changing, thanks to education, and women are coming out alongside their male counterparts.

 

But PNG women still face several obstacles to participation in political life due to cultural and economic barriers. Contesting against men is not easy because women do not often receive the support they need to compete. And voters do not fully appreciate the benefits of having a mix of men and women in government.

Every national election, the candidates’ posters plastered throughout the provinces show few female faces. This year there has been a slight – a very slight – increase in the women running for office: 33 more than in 2012 to make a total of 169 in a field of about 3,000 candidates.

The Southern region has 60 women candidates, then Momase with 47, Highlands with 43 and Islands with only 19.

Southern Region

Sixty women are contesting Central, National Capital District, Gulf, Oro, Western and Milne Bay provinces.

Central has the biggest number with 14 women candidates. Rufina Peter of the Trust PNG Party is one of three women contesting the Central Regional seat. Two sporting icons – Julianne Leka Maliaki and Iammo Gapi Launa – and another six female candidates are trying to win the Rigo Open seat, currently occupied by Ano Pala. In Goilala Open, chemical engineer Matilda Tagu Koma of the Social Democratic Party is contesting against current sitting MP William Samb and nine other men.

The National Capital District has 13 women candidates contesting four seats. Three women are contesting the NCD regional seat held by Governor Powes Parkop. They include journalist Veronica Marmei from Chimbu Province and they face 36 other male candidates. Marmei has been a journalist for 23 years and wants to make a difference by focusing on women’s empowerment and providing financial security to women.

Among the three women contesting Moresby North-West is founder and executive director of the first PNG women’s microbank, Janet Sape. The other two women trying to win the seat from Michael Malabag and 34 other male candidates are Lynnette Kerekere and Sallyanne Mokis.

In Moresby North-East, Shelley Launa of the Wings Party is one of six female candidates.

The only female likely to challenge Justin Tkatchenko, sitting MP for Moresby South. is Anna Skate of the People’s National Congress Party. She is a daughter of former prime minister the late Bill Skate who founded the People’s National Congress Party now led by prime minister Peter O’Neill. Tkatchenko is a member of the same party.

Gulf Province has 12 women candidates, seven in the regional seat, two in Kerema and three in Kikori. Maso Raka is running for the regional seat for the People’s Party citing her experience and saying that the people of Gulf have suffered far too long.

Other strong women contestants for the Gulf regional seat are Martha Kaia Manggal, Priscilla Opa Kare, Anna Hou and Elisabeth Bradshaw, who is one of two women running under the banner of the Coalition for Reform Party. She is a young, vibrant,

 

outspoken and highly educated with experience in the oil and gas sector including ExxonMobil.

Susanah Apopo (Melanesian Alliance Party) is one of the three females running for the Kikori Open seat while Margaret Fareho and Agnes Haro Harihi are contesting Kerema Open.

Other women candidates in the Southern region come from Northern and Western provinces (eight candidates each) and Milne Bay (five).

Three women are contesting the Northern Regional seat, four women in Sohe Open and one in Ijivitari Open. Priscia Mauwe, Anista Matbob and Jean Parkop, wife of NCD Governor Powes Parkop. are the three candidates contesting Northern Regional.

Sohe Open’s sitting member Delilah Gore is being challenged by three women: Helen Porari (Paradise Kingdom Party), Maureen Duang (Pangu) and independent Alicia Toroi.

Dr Joy Travetz, wife of the current Ijivitari MP, is the only female candidate for Ijivitari against 32 men.

In the Western Province, two women are contesting the regional seat, three for Middle fly, one for North fly and two for South fly.

One of the two women standing in the regional seat is independent Elizabeth Matit. In Middle fly Erica Sama (Pangu) is among the three women and in South Fly independent Ume Wainetti is contesting against another women and 49 male candidates.

In Milne Bay, businesswoman and mother of four Gillian Torie is the only woman candidate in the regional seat. Writer Imelda Yabara and Maria Tomofa are contesting Alotau Open and Monalisa Saragum (PNG One Nation Party) and Dr Rona Nadile are standing for Samarai-Murua.

The Kiriwina-Goodenough and Esas’ala electorates do not have women contesting the elections.

Momase Region

Momase has 47 women contesting in Madang, Morobe, East Sepik and West Sepik provinces.

In Madang Province, 15 women are up against 253 men. Two are running for the regional seat, four for Rai Coast Open, three for Usino-Bundi and Bogia, and one in Madang, Middle Ramu and Sumkar.

Mary Yalingu Kamang (PNG Party) and Ingina Kamuti Gelua (PNG Youths Party) are contesting the regional seat and commentator Kessy Sawang (PNG National Party) is contesting against three female candidates in Rai Coast Open.

Josephine Mandawe (PNG Party) is standing for Usino-Bundi Open and in Bogia Open we have Lucy Buck and two other women. In Sumkar Lillian Paul (Model Nation

 

Party) is the only female contesting against 36 men and Inabe Ombongu in standing for Middle Ramu.

In Morobe Province, there are 15 women candidates. Independent Sussie Moses Sonny is the only women contesting the regional seat against 24 male candidates. Her vision is to build a godly model nation to reach out to the rural areas of Morobe where services are deteriorating or not available.

Sapume Kanawi and Judy Pokana are among 26 candidates contesting Bulolo Open seat held by Pangu Party leader Sam Basil. In Finschhafen Open, Lesley Bennet is among two women contesting the seat while Monica Peter is the only female contesting the Markham Open as an independent candidate.

In East Sepik Province, Dulciana Somare (Pangu), the daughter of Sir Michael Somare is the only woman candidate contesting against 25 men. Veronica Simongun is among four female candidates contesting Wewak Open. There are also women standing in Angoram (2), Ambunti-Dreikikir (1) and Yangoru-Saussia (2).

In West Sepik Province, two women are contesting the regional seat, four women in Telefomin and one in Vanimo-Green. Florence Saki and Julie Moide are taking on the regional seat for a transformed and better developed province. In Vanimo-Green Carol Mayo is competing against 20 male candidates.

Highlands Region

The Highlands region has 43 women candidates contesting across Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands, Simbu, Enga, Jiwaka and Hela provinces.

In Eastern Highlands, Julie Soso, Nina Giheno and Lillian Siwi are contesting the regional seat while Dr Susanna Khobu, Mary Pati, Sarah Shelley and one other woman are contesting Goroka Open. Salasa Moses is among other three women in Obura-Wonenara. The only female in Okapa is Serah Amukele, daughter of former MP the late Tom Amukele.

In Simbu, five women are contesting the regional seat, two are trying in Kundiawa while Chuave, Gumine, Kerowagi and Sinasina-Yongomugl all have one women contesting each seat.

Mary Maima is amongst five women in the Simbu regional contest and Lynn Aina and Joanne Tawi are seeking election in the Kundiawa Open. Christina Tumun Nime (Pangu) is contesting Kerowagi Open and Dr Susan Apa is the woman candidate in Gumine.

In Enga, academic Nancy Waiman and Linda Yombon are among three women contesting Kompiam-Ambum against Environment Minister John Pundari. Jenny Luke (Model Nation Party) is the only female candidate amongst 30 men challenging in Kandep, held by the opposition leader Don Polye.

In Jiwaka, two women are contesting the regional seat while three are standing for North Wahgi Open. Veronica Weiang is amongst the three women contesting North Wahgi.

 

Three women are contesting in Western Highlands Province, two for the regional seat and one in Dei Open.

Three women are contesting in Hela Province, two in Komo-Magarima and one in Koroba-Kopiago. Mary Ken is amongst the two women in Komo-Magarima while Leah Angowai is the only woman contesting the Koroba-Kopiago seat.

In the Southern Highlands, Rachel Yangu is the only female candidate and she is standing in the regional seat.

Islands Region

In Bougainville, five women are among the total of 73 candidates standing. They are contesting North Bougainville (2), Central Bougainville (2) and South Bougainville (1).

Former women’s representative Rose Pihei (Social Development Party) is contesting South Bougainville Open. An Independent Rachel Konaka and Elizabeth Burain (People’s Progress Party) are standing in North Bougainville while two independent candidates, Gloria Terikian and Lynette Ona, are contesting the Central Bougainville Open seat.

East New Britain has two women contesting the Regional seat and Kokopo Open. Since PNG independence, Kokopo has only had male candidates but now Cathleen Baragu is determined to break through against 24 male candidates.

There are four women candidates in New Ireland, two in the regional seat and two in Kavieng Open. Veronica Perety Jigede (PNG Human Rights Party) and Dr Kapa Kelep Malp are contesting the regional seat while Lucy Siki Aiya and Rubie Wanariu Kerepa are contesting Kavieng Open.

In Manus Province, eight women are contesting in the regional (3) and Manus Open (5). Betty Komes (National Alliance Party) and Theresa Kas, wife of Madang Governor Jim Kas, are contesting the regional seat.

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CONGRATULATIONS

 

This issue we will begin by congratulating Monthip being a grandmother to two beautiful grandchildren. Jane and Laura as well as Hean Bee have become grandmothers third and more times.

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Monthip with Merrisa and Andrew                Laura’s granddaughter Nea

 

 

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兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部与澳华全国妇女会共同举办2017端午节联欢会圆满举行

6月4日,在Glen Eira的市政礼堂,由格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部与澳华全国妇女会共同举办了2017 年端午节联欢会。本次活动是由两个单位联合主办,并邀请到了维多利亚州政府及中华人民共和国驻墨尔本总领事馆的重要嘉宾出席,共同庆祝中华传统节日,分享和传承中华文化的精神,让此次活动变得意义非凡。联欢会由澳华全国妇女会创始人兼荣誉会长胡玫女士以及格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部理事范惠芳女士共同主持,聚澳传媒受邀出席并做现场报道。

主持人胡玫介绍嘉宾时说明,澳华全国妇女会很高兴首次与其团体会员格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部共同举办端午节联欢会。在欢度华人传统节日的同时,迎接女王诞辰公共假日的到来,这是个中西合璧的联欢会。出席本次活动的嘉宾有维州Caulfield 区议员David Southwick 先生、维州 Oakleigh区议员Steve Dimopoulos 先生、Glen Eira市市长Mary Delahunty女士、中华人民共和国驻墨尔本总领事馆副总领事孙彦先生和侨务领事张晓宏先生、维州多元文化委员会委员Sam Almaliki先生、维州妇女协会常委兼秘书、澳大利亚全国妇女协会青年妇女共同召集人Gauri Kapoor 女士、维州华人社团联合会主席苏俊希女士、扶轮社Caulfield地区前主席 Heater Welsh女士和Faye Kirkwood女士等。

格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部会长许沪生先生

联欢会首先由格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部会长许沪生先生致欢迎辞,其表示两个单位一起庆祝伟大祖国传统佳节意义特殊,在这喜庆的时刻,衷心感谢维多利亚多元文化委员会和格兰爱诺市政府以及华联会对活动的大力支持!并代表格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部第三届理事会,向俱乐部全体成员致以节日的问候。

澳华全国妇女会会长杨千惠女士

澳华全国妇女会会长杨千惠女士在致辞中说,在漂亮的礼堂里一起庆祝华人传统的三大节日之一的端午节是很有意义的活动,祝福大家有一个愉快美好的佳节时光。

维州Caulfield区议员David Southwick先生在活动中致辞

维州Caulfield区议员David Southwick先生在活动中致辞,其表示很高兴应邀出席活动,特别提到了华人在澳洲所作出的贡献,称格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部是地区非常活跃的组织,通过参与这样的活动可以学习中华文化传统,并祝活动获得圆满成功。

维州Oakleigh区议员Steve Dimopoulos先生

维州Oakleigh区议员Steve Dimopoulos先生也表示这是他第一次参加端午节的庆祝活动,端午节源于纪念2000年前中国伟大的诗人屈原,是非常好的学习中国传统文化的机会。

Glen Eira市市长Mary Delahunty女士在活动中致辞

Glen Eira市市长Mary Delahunty女士在活动中致辞,她说:“端午节拥有让人尊敬的历史,同时本地土著文化也一样有着久远的历史,不同的文化融合让城市显得非常有活力,这有赖于大家,包括格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部的贡献。预祝活动圆满成功,希望俱乐部举办更多的活动为城市增添活力,感谢你们!”

 中华人民共和国驻墨尔本总领事馆副总领事孙彦先生

中华人民共和国驻墨尔本总领事馆副总领事孙彦先生在致辞中,非常生动地介绍了端午节的文化历史与内涵,并用英文向现场嘉宾介绍了诗人屈原最著名的诗句:路漫漫其修远兮,吾将上下而求索。孙副总领事同时感谢了主办方举办这样的活动让大家可以传承并享受传统文化节日,通过多元的中西文化相互融合,让传统文化更有生命力,更有传承力。

 维州多元文化委员会委员Sam Almaliki先生

维州多元文化委员会委员Sam Almaliki先生在致辞中说,澳大利亚是一个特点鲜明,充满活力的多元文化的国度,这次的活动就很好地体现了这一点,祝福端午节的庆祝活动圆满成功。

维州妇女协会常委兼秘书Gauri Kapoor 女士

维州妇女协会常委兼秘书、澳大利亚全国妇女协会青年妇女共同召集人Gauri Kapoor 女士在致辞中表示很高兴得到邀请出席这么有意义的活动,澳华全国妇女会是维州妇女协会属下很活跃的团体会员,希望以后澳华全国妇女会能继续为维州妇女协会做更多的贡献。

维州华人社团联合会主席苏俊希女士

维州华人社团联合会主席苏俊希女士作为活动特邀嘉宾,已是第五次与格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部的成员欢度节日,她表示协会的老年人在澳洲做出了非常大的贡献,格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部是大家在这里共同的小小的家,希望通过每星期的活动,让俱乐部越办越红火。

主办方为参加活动的嘉宾与现场观众准备了象征端午祥瑞的果粽作为礼品,还邀请到了原上海歌剧院交响乐团团长、中国国家一级双簧管演奏家刘伟先生、印度尼西亚墨尔本俱乐部舞蹈演员、墨尔本亚汇舞蹈社、维州中文教师协会舞蹈队等团队,为现场带来了精彩的节目表演,并将联欢会的气氛推向了阵阵高潮。这是一场以中华传统文化为主旋律,多元文化共同绽放的联欢会,端午节拥有丰富的文化内涵,本质是以人为本,由格兰爱诺华人老年俱乐部与澳华全国妇女会共同举办的2017年端午节联欢会活动除了传承和弘扬中华文化优秀传统,同时也体现了社区对老年人的关爱,对社会做出重要贡献群体的感谢,也是对大家共同努力建设社区美好生活愿景的表达。

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