The PICP Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Chairs’ meet virtually on the 21 August 2020 to mark the launch of the new Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Direction 2020-2024, and share progress to date on effective WAN support in their jurisdictions.
WAN Chairs’ present were from Fiji, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Guam, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. In attendance was also the PICP WAN Management Team, RSIPF Gender Advisor, Pacific Faculty of Policing, New Zealand Defence Force and the Fiji Defence Force.
The meeting started with the appointment of Chair being handed virtually to Senior Superintendent Bereta Naisua of the Fiji Police Force. S/Supt Naisua will be Chair for the following two years and supported by Deputy Chair Officer Chelsea Torres (CNMI).
S/Supt Naisua acknowledged the work of previous WAN Leaders, the Secretariat and gave thanks to PICP Chiefs for cultivating the acceptance for the advancement of Pacific women in policing.
“We will support and enhance the contribution of women policing in the Pacific region, with objectives of advising the PICP on issues affecting our women Police Officers.”