The WCCC held its very first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in April and was able to present both its activity reports and audited financial statement for the 2010 calendar year. These reports are available here on our website.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the independent Trustees of our Management Collective, Lepolo Taunisila, Dana Stephenson and Dr. Sunia Foliaki. As staff we strive daily to achieve the mission and values of the WCCC which at times can be challenging and difficult, but with the advice and encouragement we received from our Trustees in 2010, achieving targets and proving our credibility was strengthened via their full support.

This year we are working closely with Lepolo to lobby and advocate for legislation dealing with violence against women and girls, with Dana we are collaboratively working with her to raise more awareness around sexual harassment in the workplace and with Sunia his ongoing interest in linking violence against women and girls with health related issues is also part of our research priorities this year.

It’s an exciting year with many challenges but we’ll get through it thanks to all our supporters, friends and colleagues!