PM happy with ‘Waka Mere’

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was impressed with the initiatives of the “Waka Mere Commitment for Action” programme for women empowerment in the country’s business and labour market. The Prime Minister launched the programme in Honiara last Tuesday in the presence of the Minister of Commerce, Elijah Doromuala and the visiting the Australian Assistant Minister for…

PM IMPRESSED WITH “WAKA MERE” AGENDA TO EMPOWER WOMEN

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was impressed with the initiatives of the “Waka Mere Commitment for Action” programme for women empowerment in the country’s business and labour market. The Prime Minister launched the programme in Honiara Tuesday this week in the presence of the Minister of Commerce, Elijah Doromuala and the visiting the Australian Assistant Minister…

Poultry projects for women

UP to fifty women within North Guadalcanal Constituency will soon receive their poultry projects. Minister and Member of Parliament for North Guadalcanal Constituency, Samson Maneka revealed this to Solomon Star in a short interview on Tuesday. “The women here are very vocal and struggling ones,” Mr Maneka said. He added that their poultry projects have…

West needs a women’s policy

Western Province is working towards getting a Policy for Women well documented as wider Community Consultation has recently been conducted at main towns and Centres across the Province from a team of Women in Gizo and a UN Women rep in Honiara. One such Meeting was conducted last Tuesday in Munda where some fifteen participants…

Tribute to a young leader

A SELFLESS soul, always putting others first, always the last to talk and very professional and diligent in her work. A person who do not want to be given special treatments. That’s the Kyera we know and we will miss. The Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) pay tribute to their Leader, Kyera Varnel, also known…

GPCW acknowledges support

GUADALCANAL Provincial Council of Women (GPCW) who played a key role in seeking assistance for the five children of the murdered mother at Marau says they are happy with the support rendered by companies and other groups in the country. President of the Group Alice Anthonia said that after they have made the call for…

First female president for SINUSA

FOR the first time a female has been elected to lead the Solomon Islands National University Student Association (SINUSA). This follows a successful election being held on Monday. Ms Farlaii Floyd created history for the student’s body, when she was voted into the once male dominated position. She was the only female contesting with other…

PS pays tribute to struggling women

Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Ethel Sigimanu has paid tribute to women who struggled to earn money through betel-nut and other means on the road side in Honiara. She was speaking during the International Women’s day celebration in Honiara last week. “Today, we also celebrate and acknowledge the…

Women to mark big day

WOMEN in the country will celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday next week. The theme for this year’s event is, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. According to a United Nations report, International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts…