About Us

PPSEAWA Cook Islands is a formally constituted and Incorporated Association.

2013-2014 Executive

President: Alexis Napa Wolfgramm

Secretary: Tau Jones

Treasurer: Maureen Hilyard (Acting)


PPSEAWA (CI) is a branch of the international body that was formed in 1928. PPSEAWA International has autonomous national member organizations, many having several local chapters in   19 countries and enjoys UN consultative status in category II to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with the privilege and responsibility of making its voice heard in International decision-making. The Association is represented at the United Nations in New York, and Geneva, and at ESCAP, UNICEF, and UNESCO.

PPSEAWA is active in:

  • Identifying and addressing the needs and problems of women and children
  • Protecting the status of women and children
  • Promoting family and child welfare
  • Furthering education, skills training, and literacy programs for all age groups
  • Raising funds and mobilizing local help
  • Working to protect and improve the environment

PPSEAWA CI has close links with all women’s groups in the Cook Islands and has been a successful leader in gender development in the community having initiated many successful projects since incorporation in the late 1980s.

Goals and Objectives

PPSEAWA CI has three focus areas: Peace, Gender and Literacy

PPSEAWA’s objectives are “to strengthen the bonds of peace by fostering a friendship and better understanding among women in all areas of the Pacific and Southeast Asia, to promote cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions.”


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