COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Roundtable

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!

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Pasifika Women's Alliance Inc.

Pasifika Women’s Alliance Inc. (PWA) is a culturally diverse network consisting of women who have migrated to Australia from 22 Pacific Island countries and territories. These countries include (and are not limited to): American Samoa, Cook Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marchall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna.