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Themba Kalua

is passionate about empowering women & girls

Growing up in Malawi, I saw first-hand the key roles women play in the family and the community. When I was 15 my father died, and I saw the challenges my mother had raising us alone. If she’d been more empowered, life for her would have been easier.

So, from a very young age, I saw the value in women’s empowerment. Now I have two daughters, and the work I do is to create a future where they can live a life free from violence.

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Coming to PNG to be the UN Country Representative to UN Women, I knew would be a challenge. It’s one of the most gender unequal countries on Earth, yet I felt that with my background I have something to contribute – by working with the government and the grassroots organisations we support, I can help create meaningful and lasting change.

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I believe with the efforts we’re making, there’s hope for the future for the women and girls of Papua New Guinea.

Help UN Women Australia empower women and girls in Papua New Guinea today as an i=Change business. Join the movement

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Shop businesses that give back to end violence against women & girls

  • Enbacci gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    Enbacci
  • Linden Cook Jewellery gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    • Bring joy to sick kids
    Linden Cook Jewellery
  • Lorna Murray gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • Restore the Reef
    • End the marriage of girls
    Lorna Murray
  • Nutra Organics gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Help people, help planet
    Nutra Organics
  • In Practice Skincare gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    • Support mental health
    In Practice Skincare
  • Winterwares gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Teach healthy masculinity
    • Keep girls in school
    Winterwares
  • By Natasha Wilton gives from every sale to:

    • Support children in emergencies
    • End violence against women
    • Give shelter
    By Natasha Wilton
  • Milk & Honey gives from every sale to:

    • Support her recovery
    • Prevent women dying
    • Help cancer patients
    Milk & Honey
  • Pilgrim Clothing gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    • Rewild Australia
    Pilgrim Clothing
  • Elso Jewellery gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Support children in emergencies
    • Support kids with cancer
    Elso Jewellery
  • Wandering Sol gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    • Restore the Reef
    Wandering Sol
  • Celestree gives from every sale to:

    • Prevent women dying
    • Help cancer patients
    • End the marriage of girls
    Celestree
  • Mika Creations gives from every sale to:

    • End violence against women
    • Clean the sea
    • Rewild Australia
    Mika Creations
  • By Charlotte gives from every sale to:

    • Continue her education
    • Support a child to recover
    • Protect a woman
    By Charlotte
  • Niptuck Swim US gives from every sale to:

    • End violence against women
    • Build a woman's future
    • Provide life aid
    Niptuck Swim US
  • La Clinica gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the Reef
    La Clinica
  • Ordinary Who gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    • Support mental health
    Ordinary Who
  • Camilla gives from every sale to:

    • Prevent women dying
    • Protect a woman
    • Empower a leader
    Camilla