Cherelle Fruean

Cherelle Fruean is a young entrepreneur and women’s rights activist from the Pacific Island of Samoa. For the past 2 years, she has been actively working to revitalize the YWCA of Samoa and is committed to the development of young women’s leadership in the Pacific Islands. She has represented the YWCA and the Government of Samoa in National, Regional and Global spaces as an advocate for young Pacific women. In 2014, Cherelle was one of the main coordinators of the charity project ‘The Ray of Hope Concert’. The concert was held as the opening event of the 3rd UN Small Island Developing States Conference. The event successfully raised funds to build a brand new young women’s shelter for the Samoa Victim’s Support Group. Cherelle has also worked with ILO and UN Women Samoa to create space for young women and young men from around the country to gather for roundtable discussions on gender and youth. She is passionate about working with and educating young people in Samoa on human rights, violence against Women, SRHR and climate change.

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