Winners on International Women’s Day

Mar 9, 2018

Winning Photo by Dr Ah Leong-Lui. ‘We are a group of specialised Samoan female doctors. The sisterly support we have for each other in and out of work, apart from our families is what keeps us going in a challenging work environment. While many migrate for various reasons, we remain to help our people’ – Dr Ah Leong-Lui

The United Nations recently hosted a Photo Competition as a way of commemorating International Women’s Day 2018. Under the theme  of ‘Sisterhood’, participants were invited to illustrate the support that women and girls provided not only to each other, but to their families, friends, communities, the country and the world in their submitted photographs.

The winners of the Photo Competition were announced and presented with Certificates of Appreciation and prizes today by Mr Roy Trivedy, United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i.

First and second prize winner Tuala Dr Tile Ah Leong-Lui as well as third prize winner, Ms Leiloa Asaasa welcomed the opportunity to participate in the competition, and to contribute to the celebration and recognition of women all over during International Women’s Day 2018. 

In explaining the significance of her winning photo to UN staff, Dr Leong-Lui also noted that “the competition gave us an opportunity to stray away from our busy lives and the stress of work to do something fun and enjoyable. We are honoured and excited to be one of the winners”.  

Congratulating the winners, Mr. Trivedy said, “I am extremely happy that you decided to participate and could be a part of the competition and we hope for many more activities as such to come. I would like to congratulate you all on winning and again wish you a happy International Women’s Day again”.



Contact information

• Ms. Desna Solofa, UN Coordination Specialist, E-mail: - Phone: (685) 23670 ext. 34

• Mr. Gerard Tuii Anapu, Communications Officer, E-mail: – Phone: (+685) 23670 ext. 58


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