Training aims to enhance ‘Gender Justice’

A training currently underway as part of UN Women’s ‘Strongim Mere Project’ aims to enhance gender justice. Known as a Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Election training, various women from a number of organisations including the media are attending the training. The weeklong training started on Monday this week. It is organised in partnership with…

Bishop wants mothers engage in literacy programs

Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia the most Reverend David Vunagi encourages all mothers’ union members in the country to run literacy programs in their communities. When he officially opened the Mothers Union 13th general meeting on Monday in Honiara, Mr Vunagi told the women who came from various provinces representing various mothers’ union…

Training to advocate for women starts

A Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Elections training has kick off on Monday in Honiara. The training is organised by Vois Blong Mere Solomon in partnership with UN Women’s Strongem Mere Project for mainstream and community media in preparation for the upcoming National Election.  The overall goal of the training was to promote transformational leadership…

Big gathering for COM mothers underway

Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Mothers’ Union representatives from the provinces are gathering in Honiara this week to elect new office bearers. The week-long meeting held at St Barnabas Cathedral started on Monday. It is the 13th general meeting whereby a number of issues relating to Mothers Unions will be discussed including the election of a…

Lifelong rebel with a cause

After a busy morning speaking at a violence prevention forum and dealing with a batch of media interviews and countless handshakes, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali finally has a few hours to relax until her next meeting in the evening. As a prominent and highly respected figure in the Pacific for her championing…

What Mothers Union is

MANY may not be familiar with what is Mothers Union (MU) and what this Christian organisation is doing. On a fundraising held a fortnight ago at Iron Bottom Sound hotel, the church of Melanesia Mothers Union president Edith Koete highlighted the history of MU. Some guests at the fundraising have came to know MU is…

Women empowered with piggery, poultry knowledge

About 40 members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has successfully completed a one-week workshop on Piggery and Poultry training at the Dioceses of Guadalcanal Conference Room at All Saints Compound last week. The training was facilitated by Hearly Aleve of the Ministry of Agriculture. The training aimed to empower women to…