General Secretary - Young Women's Christian Association
Co-Founder & Program Coordinator - Le Teine Crisis Center Trust
In Samoa, Taimalelagi Ramona Tugaga is the General Secretary of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and a co-founder and program coordinator of Le Teine Crisis Centre Trust.
“One challenge faced by women during crises is the lack of safe havens where they can access information, advice and assistance – and be safe from sexual or gender-based violence”
“As a Shifting the Power Coalition focal point support women and girls’ access to such safe spaces, and work with local networks and partners to sustain this movement”, she concludes.
Shifting the Power Coalition is a feminist network of humanitarian organizations in the Pacific region, committed to promoting women’s leadership and inclusion of disabled people in humanitarian action. Since 2016, the Coalition has brought together 13 organizations across six countries to ensure that women take their rightful place at the head of emergency responses, and that the needs of women, girls and vulnerable members of the communities are at the heart of these responses. The work of the Coalition is supported by a network of national focal points. Find out more about the Shifting the Power Coalition via Official Website or follow Facebook Page