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Wanem ia 15 Mai we i jes pas long Vanuatu? Em i dei we Vanuatu National Kaoncil blong ol Woman em i bon long ia 1980. Long taem ia, mifala ol woman blong eni kaen pati, waef blong ol lida o mama, mifala i standap togeta blong startem bodi ia. Em i wan ONG o wan independent bodi we i laef em wan nomo wetem som projek o donasen. Em i no stap kasem mane blong Gavmen. Long memori blong ol founda memba we ol i ko finis, mo olgeta we ol i stap iet, mo blong yufala ol mama blong Vanuatu, mi wandem se yu ridim smol toktok ia we i stap andenit we olsem wan exempol, i kivim nem blong som bik woman blong politic long Afrika wetem populasen we ol mama ia ol i stap lukaotem.

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Tank yu tumas ol Woman-Lida blong Africa mo narafala ples long wol blong soem se mifala ol woman, ies, yumi save lukaotem ol pikinini blong mifala be tu, yumi save lukaotem populasen blong kaontri blong yumi!

AVIN

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