Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA)'s objectives are "to strengthen the bonds of peace by fostering a friendship and better understanding among women in all areas of the Pacific and Southeast Asia, to promote cooperation among women of these regions for the study and improvement of social, economic, and cultural conditions."  PPSEAWA is the only international women's organization devoted to peace and understanding in the Pacific and South East Asia.  PPSEAWA is financed by contributions from individuals, organizations, and PPSEAWA member organizations.  PPSEAWA members are kept informed through an International Bulletin, published twice yearly, and through the Newsletters of member organizations.  PPSEAWA has consultative status in category II to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with the privilege and responsibility of making its voice hears in International decision-making. The Association is represented at the United Nations in New York, and Geneva, and at ESCAP, UNICEF, and UNESCO. Continued monitoring of and participation in these United Nations bodies enable PPSEAWEA to inform its members and help them identify areas where they can be of assistance and mobilise local help.  PPSEAWA comprises nineteen autonomous national member organizations, many having several local chapters. Any group of women in countries within the Pacific and South East Asia areas which is committed to the purposes of the Association may apply directly to the International Council for membership. Members in member organizations may be individuals or representatives of women's organizations with common objectives.  For more information: Teresa Manarangi-Trott, PPSEAWA Cook Islands, P.O. Box 440, Rarotonga Cook Islands; Ph (682) 27 007 Fax (682)27 009; email: ; web site

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