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ISLAND VOICES: Vanuatu’s new wave of female surfers The Lid is On

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In the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, young women are taking their long boards to the water, refusing to accept the idea that surfing is only for men.

Risma has been surfing since a very young age and, in the face of the challenges that come with being a woman pioneer in a male-dominated sport, she has reached a highly competitive level, and is inspiring a new generation of girls and young women to ride the waves.

”Solwota Sista” is the first episode of Island Voices, a three-part podcast series produced by the UN Office for Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), which looks at the ways that women in Vanuatu are attempting to break down barriers, participating in areas of island life traditionally reserved for boys and men.

In the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, young women are taking their long boards to the water, refusing to accept the idea that surfing is only for men.

Risma has been surfing since a very young age and, in the face of the challenges that come with being a woman pioneer in a male-dominated sport, she has reached a highly competitive level, and is inspiring a new generation of girls and young women to ride the waves.

”Solwota Sista” is the first episode of Island Voices, a three-part podcast series produced by the UN Office for Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), which looks at the ways that women in Vanuatu are attempting to break down barriers, participating in areas of island life traditionally reserved for boys and men.

18 min

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