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    Everyone has the right to a free and fair world



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    Consultancy support - RRRT contracts consultants on a needs basis to provide support to specific activities and outputs

    Australian Volunteers International support - RRRT receives support from Australian Volunteers International (AVI) to fill some positions where qualified Pacific island nationals are not available for recruitment

    Pacific Interns - RRRT provides internships for emerging professionals in the Pacific

    Country Focal Officers

    RRRT has seven full-time Country Focal Officers based in key government ministries in the following countries: Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa (vacant – TBD)

    Eseta Lauti - Tuvalu


    SPC/RRRT Country Focal Officer

    Gender Affairs Department, Office of the Prime Minister

    Government of Tuvalu



    Mobile(688) 900535

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Eseta joined the Programme in September 2013, and  is based within the  Gender Affairs Department in Tuvalu.   Eseta completed the RRRT programme for community paralegals  in 2010 whilst she was the secretary- general of the Tuvalu Red Cross Society (TRC).  She was instrumental in the establishment of the Tuvalu DPO (Fusi Alofa)  in 2009 , as  TRC was the only local agency responsible for Persons With Disabilities when she joined the Society in  2007.  During the first round of reporting to the Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review process, Eseta  wrote the submission for Fusi Alofa.  Prior to joining TRC, she was with Tuvalu’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 10 uears as chief of protocol. Please do not hesitate to contact her if you wish to know more about SPC RRRT's programmes in the country. 

    Lepolo Taunisila - Tonga


    Ministry of Internal Affairs, Women Affairs Division, Nukualofa, Tonga

    Office: (676)  27145, Mobile: (676) 7742967, Fax: (676) 27099

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

    P O Box 851
    C/- Women Affairs

    Lepolo Taunisila is a former Member of Parliament and is a women’s rights advocate.  She has been a Country Focal Officer for SPC RRRT since 2009.  Lepolo supports the national task force on violence against women which is  the Violence against Women Legislative Change Taskforce.  Like the Tuvalu and Kiribati CFO’s, she has assisted the committee in reviewing Tonga’s laws, making recommendations on improvements and supporting the drafting of a bill which more comprehensively addresses violence against women (and families) within the domestic setting.  This bill, entitled, “Tonga Family Protection Bill 2012“ is now in its final stages of drafting in the Attorney General’s office.  Once submitted to Cabinet, this Bill will also go out for national consultations. Lepolo also supports other human rights work in Tonga, such as reporting to the Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review process.


    Josephine Kalsuak - Vanuatu


    Department of Women Affairs, Rue Pierre Lammy, Vanuatu

    Work: (678) 25099, Mobile: (678) 5974093, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    P O Box 1607
    Port Vila

    Josephine has been a RRRT Country Focal Officer for over 4 years, and prior to that was a Legal Rights Training Officer for RRRT.  Josephine has great experience as a community advocate.  She is currently based in the Department of Women’s Affairs and is supporting DWA in implementing the Family Protection Act.  Josephine is currently drafting a Handbook for Authorized Persons and will be supporting DWA in providing training to government, civil society and service providers such as the police and judicial officials in the implementation of the FPA. Josie also supports broader human rights work including assisting DPOs in reporting on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as reporting to the Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review process as well as assisting both State and civil society with CEDAW and CRC reports.


    George Isom - Federated States of Micronesia


    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Mobile (691) 9222269

    C/- SPC Northern Pacific Office Kolonia
    Pohnpei FM 96941

    George Isom has recently joined SPC RRRT as a Country Focal Officer. 

    He will be based in the SPC North Pacific Office in Pohnpei.George is a lawyer and comes with several years of experience working in the FSM Government. His work will initially focus on reviewing legislation in FSM and making recommendations to develop a comprehensive bill which addresses violence against women (and families). 

    His work will also include the provision of human rights education and training, and support to the FSM Government in reporting on existing human rights conventions (CEDAW, CRC) and reporting to the  Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review process.


    Rose Maebiru Martin - Solomons Islands


    SPC Solomon Islands Country Office and the Department for Women's Affairs.

    Work (677) 25543, Mobile (677) 7504098, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Rose Maebiru is a former Youth Advisor for SPC and recently joined SPC RRRT as the Solomon Islands Country Focal Officer. Rose assists with the implementation of the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Policy especially in the area of the strengthening the legal framework, law enforcement and the justice system, in particular the work on the Family Protection Bill and other advocacy related activities. 

    She also works with the Community based Rehabilitation, which is the National Disability focal point within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and DPOs. As Focal Officer for SPC RRRT in Solomon Islands, Rose facilitates RRRT's technical assistance towards achieving the National Governments priorities and needs in the area of Human Rights. 


     Amberoti Nikora - Kiribati


    Ministry of Internal and Social Affairs, Kiribati

    Bikenibeu, Tarawa

    SPC RRRT welcomed Mr. Amberoti Nikora as Country Focal Officer in January 2013.  Amberoti is a former Member of Parliament has replaced our previous CFO, Teretia Mantaia who is now the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Coordinator under MISA.  Amberoti’s work as a Country Focal Officer will be supporting the Changing Law Protecting Women and Families Taskforce in advancing the passing of the, “ KIRIBATI TE RAU N TE MWEENGA BILL 2012 (Family Peace Bill)“ which is now going out for national consultations. The new CFOs role will be both to undertake national consultations as well as start to work on an implementation plan. Kiribati Family Peace Bill (FPB).  In addition, his work will focus on provision of education around this new Bill as well as community consultations on the content and implementation of the FPB.  Amberoti will also be supporting RRRT’s work on the ground in Kiribati including the development of a national implementation plan for the draft FPB, supporting legislative lobbying training for Pacific VAW grantees as well as groups trained under the Pacific Leadership Programme.  He is also a member of the CEDAW and CRC Committees and will be assisting Kiribati in coordination of human rights reporting efforts, supporting disability rights organisations and supporting the HIV legislative task force. 


    Meritiana Tanuvasa - Samoa 

    Meritiana Tanuvasa recently joined SPC RRRT as Country Focal Officer for Samoa in March 2014 and is based within the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development. More updates about Meritiana's background will upload soon.


    Vacant Nauru - TBD

    The position in Nauru has been vacant since December 2013. 

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