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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

Supported by:

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

  • PIYO gives from every sale to:

    • Support mental health
    • Protect a woman
    • Prevent women dying
    PIYO
  • Zodiaque Moon gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Rewild Australia
    • End violence against women
    Zodiaque Moon
  • FAE gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    • Support mental health
    FAE
  • Ambra Maddalena gives from every sale to:

    • Restore the Reef
    • Dignity during disaster
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    Ambra Maddalena
  • Merci Mason gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Empower women in the Pacific
    Merci Mason
  • Seeh Skincare gives from every sale to:

    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Protect a woman
    • Provide a safe birth
    Seeh Skincare
  • Bodhi Active gives from every sale to:

    • Empower with literacy
    • Protect a woman
    • Clean the sea
    Bodhi Active
  • Life Interiors gives from every sale to:

    • Feed aussies in crisis
    • Restore the land
    • Create a safe home
    Life Interiors
  • Quite Frankly Natural gives from every sale to:

    • Support a child to recover
    • Dignity during disaster
    • End the marriage of girls
    Quite Frankly Natural
  • Kind Collective gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the land
    • Back her brilliance
    Kind Collective
  • Awakind gives from every sale to:

    • Support children in emergencies
    • Support a child to recover
    • Protect a woman
    Awakind
  • Staple the Label gives from every sale to:

    • Protect a woman
    • Restore the Reef
    • Dressing for success
    Staple the Label
  • Naked Harvest gives from every sale to:

    • Support children in emergencies
    • Teach healthy masculinity
    • Support mental health
    Naked Harvest
  • 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
  • Bariano gives from every sale to:

    • Clothe the vulnerable
    • Protect a woman
    • Keep girls in school
    Bariano
  • Be Ultra gives from every sale to:

    • Clean the sea
    • End violence against women
    • Clothe the vulnerable
    Be Ultra
  • Milk & Honey gives from every sale to:

    • Support her recovery
    • Prevent women dying
    • Help cancer patients
    Milk & Honey