Women’s expo is back

The Women’s  Innovative Expo is on again today at the National Art Gallery with an official opening set for 11am, Tuesday morning. The programme which is organized by the Honiara Council of Women is set to roll again for the third time this year. The first Women’s Innovative Expo was held early this year on…

YWPG goes orange

Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) has began its support campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) starting this month. The campaign will involve members of YWPG wearing orange coloured clothing on the 25th of every month. A message has been sent out to all YWPG members on its Facebook page ahead of the…

Malaita council of women AGM

MALAITA  Provincial Council of Women (MPCW) kick started its Annual General Meeting in Auki Malaita Province Wednesday this week. Solomon Star correspondent in Auki township, William Ekotani said participants came from communities.in and Around Malaita Province. He said the three-day annual general meeting will end today. Mr.Ekotani said, participants discussed issues concerning the work of…

‘Repair Marubo bridge’

WOMEN from the Savulei ward in West Guadalcanal are calling on the responsible authorities to repair their bridge that broke down last month. The group made the call last week after going through difficulties in transporting their market produces to Honiara market. A spokeswoman for the group said, that they want to call upon their…

Seminar on ending violence against women

A FIVE days seminar that attempts to end violence against women before it happens has ended last Thursday on a high note. It was held at the Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP) centre in Honiara and was attended by more than 500 participants. Participants ranged from the grassroots level, non-government organizations (NGO), and officers from various…

Empowering women’s seminar ends

A WEALTH of knowledge has been received putting a smile on the faces a group of local business-minded women who attended a series of interactive workshops and seminars over the weekend. The workshops were presented by U.S Women Entrepreneurship Expert Samira Cook-Gaines in Honiara from the 15th-17th of August.  Women who attended were those in…

Women briefed on limited rearmament

About 2,000 women of the Catholic Church from several provinces across the country were briefed on the Staged Limited Rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on 13 August. The women from Guadalcanal, Central and Makira provinces are attending the 8th Archdiocese Gathering for Catholic Women being held at the Catholic Tangarare Parish…

Tipoki: Our women youths needs to be heard

 YOUNG women are facing more challenges than young men when it comes to decision making and leadership, says the acting Director of the Youth Development department, within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Mr Andre Tipoki highlighted this when presenting his keynote address during the opening of the Youth Forum, which was…

New family planning introduced to mothers

THE Family Planning Programme of Guadalcanal Provincial Medical Services has recently completed its second training in a pilot initiative to promote a new family planning commodity called Jadelle. Under the watchful eye of the Jadelle Master Trainer, Dr Sabino Channel, this second training was held at Area Health Zone five at Marau. During the five…

Catholic women ready to mark big church day

More than 100 women from three parishes and one district of KiraKira, Makira Province, and Marau Parish in South Guadalcanal, arrived in Honiara ahead of the gathering that will take place at Tangarare this week. The women were accommodated at Holy Cross hall, while some with their relatives before their next voyage to Tangarare tomorrow.…