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Coordinator of the Vanuatu Women’s Centre (Vanuatu)
Mrs Merilyn Tahi has been the Coordinator of the Vanuatu Women’s Centre since 1994. She was awarded the ‘Woman of Courage’ award by the USA Government in 2009 for her work on violence against women and children in Vanuatu. Mrs Tahi was the second Political Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1990/91), and was Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Protocol) from 1983-1986 and Director for Vanuatu Centre for International Relations (1986 – 1990). Mrs Tahi’s experience includes the positions of Chairperson of Vanuatu Association of Non-Government Organisations (VANGO) and President of Vanuatu National Council of Women.