Women’s Day marked across the Pacific

ACROSS the Pacific UN Women is joining International Women’s Day celebrations to acknowledge progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region. Yet, despite these gains, it is important to acknowledge that progress towards achieving gender equality has been slow, uneven, and in some cases women and girls face new and…

Young women find voice through EU theatre group

A ONCE shy young Honiara woman has found the courage to talk about gender violence through the EU funded Stages of Change Theatre Company. The theatre company has given Honiara City Council Women’s Division volunteer, June Bofafta, the confidence to openly talk about gender violence and how it impacts people’s lives. Honiara City Council Head…

Church marks 50th year here

A HEAVY shower failed to dumpen the opening ceremony of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) 50th anniversary celebrations at Auki, Malaita yesterday. Instead, church members counted it as a “shower of blessing” as they paraded from Aligegeo playing ground to Ambu church where the celebrations will be held until Sunday. The celebration is being…

Street parade to mark women’s day

A PARADE to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) is set for next Tuesday in Honiara. The public is invited to join and show their support for women and men working together to build a stronger nation. The parade will kick off  from Honiara City Council to the Art Gallery at 7:50am. The parade aims to…

Moderator Ova congratulates Ambu community

Vanuatu Moderator Reverend Kalarongo Ova has congratulated the Ambu SSEC community for celebrating its Golden Jubilee. Speaking to this paper yesterday,the Presbyterian Church Vanuatu Moderator said, “we really appreciates the hospitality of the Malaita people since our arrival.” “The church had grown matured and now celebrating its 50th Golden Jubilee anniversary. “On behalf of the…

COM Consecrated new Bishop for DOBT

The Anglican Church of Melanesia, which includes Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia has successfully consecrated and installed Reverend Patteson Worek to become the third Bishop of the Diocese of Banks and Torres (DOBT) in Vanuatu. The Right Reverend Worek was consecrated by the Archbishop of Melanesia, the Most Reverend David Vunagi and was installed…

Message for International Women’s Day 2014

Equality for Women is Progress for All Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges. International Women’s Day is…

Women’s Courage awardee speaks of challenges

HONOURABLE Jane Tozaka was a proud recipient of the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award. Mrs Tozaka received the award from Deputy Secretary of State, Ms Dennise at Lime Lounge, Commonwealth Street last Sunday. The award was for her courage and leadership in advocating for good governance and women’s empowerment in the…