SIWIBA conducts nomination awareness

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is currently conducting the third session on nomination awareness for its financial members. This awareness program is geared towards the upcoming 2016 Women in Business Awards that will take place on Saturday 9th July 2016. The event will see awardees in the categories of Woman in Business…

Women learn piggery management

MEMBERS of the Rokotanikeni women association of Kiu and Uhu in South Malaita have undergone a training on small piggery management. The training was facilitated by Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) poultry and livestock technician Peter Haio last week. This was part of Rokotanikeni women Association together with kastom Gaden Association (KGA) to improve piggery farmers’…

Young women undergo leadership training here

MEMBERS of the Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG)are hoping to make an impact in their various workplaces and communities after a three-day Transformational Leadership (TL) Seminar in Honiara this week. The TL Seminar runs from 1st to 3rdof June and is organised by the National Parliament Civic Education Department Gender Component, facilitated and funded by…

Women equip with new knowledge

LAST week two of our young women advocates were part of an international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-19 May. Here young advocate Natasha Eddie shares her experience about the conference. A year ago while Natasha was in University of the South pacific in Fiji studying law and journalism, she found out about this link…

A leaf hut of clothes

How a mother earns her income Inside a small hut on the eastern end of Lungga bridge, Winnifred Nanau and her daughter Emma neatly displayed sewn and used clothes for sale. This little clothing shop may look insignificant but to Winnifred, this is her family’s bread and butter. Winnifred, who comes from Malaita, is one…

A young woman in a warehouse?

A female doing men’s job in a warehouse is a thing of the past for 23-year-old, young and plucky Phyllis Entrikin. Known affectionately as Phylli to her colleagues and friends, the young Vonavona beauty was the Procurement Officer for the National Fisheries Development (NFD) Limited – one of the biggest tuna establishments, based in Noro…

‘World Vision gets behind gender equality’

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) is standing behind this year’s International Women’s Day, which calls on the international community to “Pledge for Parity” and increase equality for all women. International Women’s Day is marked annually every 8th March and aims to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women everywhere. This year World…

Women’s day events start today

Events marking International Women’s Day will start today in Honiara with a church service at the Rhema Family Church. International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8. Sarah Buka of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs told the Sunday Star celebrations marking the event will continue until March 10. “Celebrations will…

YWPG congratulates Ngaro

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group congratulates Dorothy Ngaro for being the only female candidate amongst six male contestants, who contested the Vuhokesa ward Honiara City by-election this week. Lysa Wini-Simeon, Chairlady of YWPG commented that it certainly takes courage and enormous efforts to vie for a leadership role in Solomon Islands politics. “Much political critics…

Hard work pays off

Another female Solomon Islander obtains her doctoral degree Hard work and determination paid off for 31-year-old Tammy Tambe, who received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Bergen in Norway this month. Tammy, who is a Solomon Islander of I-Kiribati and Tuvaluan descent, had written a thesis called ‘Ngaira Kain Tari – We are…