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Recruiting at the Fete!

Lisa, Shelaine, Zoe, Leonie and Jo from Women in Public Life had brilliant afternoon at the Government House Charities Fete on Saturday 26 June, despite the gloomy skies. The team were handing out ‘Be A Douzenier’ leaflets in preparation for the parish elections in November and asking the public for their best idea to make their parish even better.

Star of the show was Zoe’s daughter Yasmin – our ‘Mini-Douzie’!

Thank you to the Association of Guernsey Charities for all the hard work involved in organising such a wonderful showcase for more than 40 charities and not for profits.


Lisa and Shelaine in front of Women in Public Life stand
Lisa and Shelaine celebrate setting up our first ever stand.
Zoe, Yasmin and Lisa talking to two fete visitors
Zoe, Yasmin and Lisa encourage women to consider joining the Douzaine
Yasmin standing next to the ad for the Love Your Parish competition
Yasmin explains the ‘Love Your Parish’ competition
Lisa, Zoe, Yasmin and Shelaine in front of our stand.
Lisa, Zoe, Yasmin and Shelaine in our official event photo by Chris George.



For many more photos of the Fete, go to the Georgie’s Guernsey Facebook page.




Guernsey’s iconic women of the future?

Thank you for nominating a young woman or girl for our future iconic Guernsey women campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Nominations close on Sunday 6 March at 17.00.

Please fill in the details below.


Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: 

Are you from South Africa? Please email if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 


Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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