4 Dec 2015

Vanuatu women tell of struggles after Pam

7:59 am on 4 December 2015

Women in Vanuatu have been telling stories of their struggles after Cyclone Pam at events to mark 16 Days of Activism.

Vanuatu market, Port Vila

Vanuatu market, Port Vila Photo: Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor

There have been presentations, marches and other activities in support of the international campaign which is focused on combatting gender-based violence.

The co-coordinator of Port Vila Activism Week, Jennifer Manua, says many people went to Morobe Market to listen to the presentations.

Ms Manua says the women relayed how they'd lost their homes and struggled as single parents after Cyclone Pam.

"This programme encouraged the women to come forward to also give their testimonies on how they faced disaster and how they managed their families. Some of them shed tears."

Ms Manua says most of the women are only recovering slowly from the cyclone which hit in March.