Activists within the Pacific community worked on issues of development, public safety and family violence. In 2008 one of them, Vaoga Lelefua Mary Watts, was awarded the Queens Service Medal for her services to the Pacific Island community. Watts helped set up the Pacific Islands Women’s Project Aotearoa, and was a founding member of the Fale Malu Pasefika Women’s Refuge. She is shown here with Governor-General Anand Satyanand after receiving her award.
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