RDP supports Makira women’s ngali nut project

Rural Development Project (RDP) has supported Babagiro Womens Group of Makira Ulawa province with equipment worth $1.4million. These included a bray boat, 25hp Yamaha outboard motor, and a two-tonne pickup truck. This will help the women in their ngali nut oil extraction project. The project was funded by RDP through its partnership program with the…

Camilla: women can be agents of change

Miss Solomon Islands Camilla Grossmith says women can be agent of change to make our environment a better place to live. This was highlighted in her speech at the 30th Miss Pacific Islands in Apia, Samoa, Friday, where she was second runner-up in the show. Camilla, who spoke on the topic “The Environment”, said most…

GP women policy doc launch

THE Guadalcanal Provincial Women’s Policy Document will be launched on Wednesday. Guadalcanal Province Minister for Women, Youth and Sports Patrick Koeolia previously told this paper that the policy document will help enforce and empower women and young girls’ participation in Guadalcanal. Mr Koeolia said the policy document focused on gender equality and equal participation in…

Proud women graduate centre

The Mary Mazzarello Develop Center graduates twenty four women with Life Skills certificates in November 25, 2016 . This centre is running by the Salesian Sisters at Henderson.  There were not enough words to explain the joy that these graduands felt when they finally achieved their goal. The day began with the Eucharist celebration presided…

YWPG to host film festival competition

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG)is hosting a first ever FilmFestival, coinciding with the ‘16 Days of Activism on domestic and gender-based violence’ in late November this year. Following the success of last year’s “Girls in front” Film Festival which was introduced by Melbourne University professors and film experts, Jeanette Hoorn, Barbara Creed and Helen…

Women leaders told to share knowledge

MORE than 100 women leaders of SSEC women’s ministries within Honiara association have been urged to share knowledge of life skills they learnt over the weekend. Lucy Wanofafia told the women during the training held at Kobito 2 in east Honiara. “I want you to go back your group and show them these skills of…

Women encouraged to join workers’ scheme

WOMEN are encouraged to join the seasonal workers scheme currently offered by Australia and New Zealand. The encouragement came from Harriet Sale from Gold Ridge area in central Guadalcanal. Ms Sale has been on the scheme on three consecutive terms. She told Vois Blo Mere Solomons that picking apples in New Zealand is very profitable…

PSDI says more women needed in local economy

PACIFIC Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) wants to see more women participate in the formal economy in Solomon Islands. This came after women have faced customary barriers to speak in public, participate in committee and political process and find it hard to get loans from banks to start business. Vijaya Nagarajan, gender specialist of Asian…