Australia supports study to tackle gender norms

Women face serious risks in pursuing income because of restrictive gender norms, according to a report released today by Oxfam and the Australian Government initiative Strongim Bisnis. The ‘Community perceptions of gender norms and economic opportunity in Solomon Islands’ report, funded by Oxfam and the Australian Government,identified several major barriers for women such as unpaid…

Dorcas members congratulate new Minister

MEMBERS of the Honiara District (HONDIS) Dorcas Federation have congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs Lanelle Tanangada. Mrs Tanangada was sworn-in as the new Minister last week to look after the Ministry for the next two months. The post became vacant after the ousting for former Minister Freda Tuki after…

PM’s Sunday service at Wesley United

PRIME Minister (PM) Rick Hou and Madam Rachel Hou on Sunday have joined the Wesley United Church congregation for fellowship. This is part of the Prime Minister and Madam Rachel’s Church program in visiting different Churches and denominations in Honiara. Reverend Benjamin who ministered the word of God last Sunday has shared from the Gospel…

Celebrating Feast Day of St. Therese

DMI (Daughters of Mary Immaculate) Sisters of Visale Parish celebrated the Feast Day of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus on Monday 1st of October at Vutulaka, Visale Mission station, Northwest Guadalcanal. Among the Feast Day celebration at the DMI sisters’ headquarter were Fr. Iuvens Rapasia and Fr. Casmero. It was a successful event as…

Russells women support redevelopment

TWO powerful landowners and representatives of two different tribes in the Russell Islands want to see the government reinvest in their islands. Speaking on behalf of her Kaiseleng tribe during the roundtable last week Hilda Nose’e said it’s the wish of the women and children that development and government services come down to their people.…

Waka Mere turns focus to leadership

Twenty women representing seven companies in the country are undertaking a leadership and management course this week through the Waka Mere Commitment to Action. The Waka Mere Commitment to Action is an initiative of the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) with seventeen of the country’s largest…