Women urged to maintain foral work

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae has urged the Dunde Ama Women Floral group in Western Province to continue with their great initiative in floral business. Currently the women have a nursery shed where all species of flowers are being collected are nurtured and later sold…

Govt lauds Australia’s support for women

The Government has commended the Australian government for its continuous support towards women’s business activities in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Dr Cedric Alependava made the acknowledgment ahead of the Solomon Islands Women In Business Association (SIWIBA) awards night next month. He stated, the Australian government…

Gender equality in RSIPF

Police have highlighted a Rights Based approach in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment during the launching of the Essential Services package last Thursday at the Mendana Hotel. Deputy Commissioner Gwen Ratu stated that there are two distinct priorities in RSIPF for the development of women. She said that under the Crime Prevention Strategy, they…

Get tested: YWPG takes the lead

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) is again taking the lead in in advocating to end cervical cancer. The group did a group pap’s smear test at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) clinic on Tues 12 September 2017.  A statement from the group said, this is part of their ongoing advocacy to end…

New book for women

SINCE the late 1980s Soroptimist International Solomon Islands has been advocating for women. Twelve years ago the club built nine women’s centres in all nine provinces. The members have been involved with creating the “Hapi Healthi Kalendar” for years, funding repairs to clinics at the National Referral Hospital and writing books to help women. The…

NWMC conference successfully ends

NATIONAL Women Ministry of Christ (NWMC) of the Assembly of God (AOG) church successfully ended its four-day conference on Monday in Honiara. The Secretary of NWMC Rebecca Gilbert she said more than 300 women from local churches in Honiara and the provinces participated in this ‘very important event.’  She said the conference was hosted every…