Miss Nauru to highlight violence against women at regional pageant

Nineteen-year-old Miss Nauru, Millenia Eidibea Finch will use the Miss Pacific pageant to raise awareness about violence against women and children.

Finch is currently in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where the pageant is underway.

The student is currently enrolled at the University of the South Pacific Nauru Campus doing preliminary studies in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in the Agricultural sector.

“I am also very passionate about issues on violence against women and children as this is something very close to my heart. There is a foundation that I am very active in and contribute my time to. It is an organisation called the Unique-Lee Violence Prevention Foundation, which was founded in honour of my dear sister Unique-Lee Dick who unfortunately was one of the many beautiful women lost to violence.

“As the reigning Miss Nauru, it is one of the issues and initiatives to help eradicate this problem of violence against women so that no mother, father, brother, sister or friend should ever lose a loved one over it. This problem is not just in Nauru but Pacific-wide. I believe the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant platform is very relevant to utilise to highlight this issue,” Finch said.

Millenia Finch was born on November 29 1999, on the eve of the new millennium.

“I was named Millenia by my mother and aunt because of my birth date which just fell short of the new millennium. My middle name Eidibea was also named by my mother and was the name of my great-great-great grandmother,” she said.

Twelve contestants from around the Pacific are vying for the Miss Pacific Islands crown.


Photo FB Miss Pacific Islands Caption: Miss Nauru Millenia Eidibea Finch