Commonwealth Point of Light 204. Masina Ti'eti'e
Fusi Masina Ti’eti’e, representing Samoa, aged 30, is a women’s rights activist and co-founder of ‘HerVoice’, an online blog empowering young women across the Pacific through stories, photography and art.
Masina collects anecdotes from women in Samoa on their lived experiences to raise awareness of gender-based violence and discrimination, and uses the ‘HerVoice’ platform to showcase local female artists and musicians. Since 2017, Masina has represented Samoan women at global conferences as a member of the ‘United Nations Women’s Major Group’ speaking on women’s rights in the Pacific.
David Ward, British High Commissioner to Samoa, said:
“Since the London meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government in April 2018, HM the Queen has recognised inspirational examples of voluntary service with this Points of light Award. I hope many others will be inspired by Masina’s record of voluntary service to her community.”
“Praise God. I am very humbled and honoured to be considered for the Points of Light award. I will keep up my enthusiasm in my future voluntary work with the hope that the platform I work for will empower more young women to share their stories to encourage other young women who may be going through the same situation.”