By: L.N. Reklai

August 3, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Senator Uduch Sengebau-Senior will be representing Palau at the upcoming Micronesian Women’s Conference in the Republic of the Marshall Islands this August 8 to 10.

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Themed “Navigating Change for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Micronesian Women”, the conference seeks to “increase progress toward gender equality and empowerment of women in areas of economic development, elimination of violence, health, climate change and leadership.”

Senator Senior who has been active advocate of Palau’s Family Protection Act of 2012, will be presenting on this specific topic. Senator Senior has been working with different agencies involved under the Family Protection Act of 2012 to conduct public education on the Act itself, especially those that are most affected.

“It’s time for us to collectively develop our shared agenda for gender equality and promote this in our countries, in our region and more broadly in the Pacific region. The conference will voice concerns of the Micronesian women on the regional and global stage and our role as Micronesian women to ensure these concerns are addressed,” stated Her Excellency President Dr. Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands.

The conference including the cost of the trip for Senator Senior is fully funded by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) European Union, Government of Australia, Government of Taiwan, UNDP, and other development partners. [/restrict]