Women from around the region are in Fiji to learn how to influence social change, and to take that influence beyond the community level.
Women from Bougainville, West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Kenya are attending the training course hosted by the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding
The centre's executive director, Koila Costello-Olsson, says there is a need for more women in influential positions.
"We know when you're working on peacebuilding it's also addressing the root causes of issues, conflicts, getting people to go back and analyse it and say OK, change processes are occurring, can we better understand this, can we influence this in a better way, so that it benefits most of us, and not just one side of the community."
The executive director for the Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding, Koila Costello-Olsson.