In partnership with Pacific Women In Network (Pacific WIN) and Harmony Alliance: Migrant & Refugee Women for Change, PWA hosted an online roundtable consultation with women from the community on the topic of the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for Migrant & Refugee Women from Pacific Island backgrounds.
This consultation was held to better understand the experiences of women from Pacific Island backgrounds with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and identify avenues for outreach and engagement to facilitate the vaccine uptake in their communities.
A wide range of Pasifika communities were represented including young and older women, community leaders, women working in education, disability, health, and community sectors.
A summary report was produced from this roundtable consultation by Harmony Alliance: Migrant & Refugee Women For Change. The report focuses on the key issues, concerns and recommendations raised by women regarding a culturally responsive and holistic communication strategy for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout – click here
We extend our appreciation to Suzanna Tiapula for facilitating this session and to Harmony Alliance: Migrant & Refugee Women For Change & Pacific Women In Network (Pacific WIN) for making this important consultation possible. We also share our gratitude to all participants for their time and valuable contributions.
- Caress Detenamo
- Heena Akbar
- Heke Warren
- Helena Maxwell
- Iree Chow
- Katie Fono
- Maureen Mopio Jane
- Nicole Alexander
- Pefi Kingi
- Stella Miria Robinson
- Sarai Tafa
- Suzanna Tiapula
- Wynn Te Kani
A successful vaccine rollout requires a strategy that recognises and addresses the unique challenges faced by Australia’s women from migrant, refugee and CALD backgrounds.
If you would like to take part in future roundtable consultations, become a PWA Member and join our network of Pasifika Women Inspiring Change!