Women’s contribution acknowledged

WOMEN contribute so much to sustaining this country in the agricultural sector by providing most of the labour force in the subsistence economy which is the backbone of this country. The deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete highlighted this at Women Innovation Expo on Monday at Art Gallery on Monday. He said,yet this work is not…

Responsibility of Honiara women huge

THE role of Honiara Council of Women (HCW) is of immense responsibility and purpose seeing they have a strategy to work with. That’s according to deputy Prime Minister, Douglas Ete at the opening of the weeklong Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) on Monday. Mr Ete said, he is pleased to see that HCW now has a…

SIWIBA members attend leadership training

Founder of Women International, Marga Fripp conducted an inspiring workshop on leadership for members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) at the YWCA conference room yesterday. Her visit to Honiara inspired many women who attended her sessions that started over the weekend and SIWIBA was privileged to have Ms. Fripp to talk…

Women gears up for expo

A SPECIAL sub-committee for Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) have met on Tuesday to finalize activities, program and checklist for the first ever women Expo. WIE is set for 23 – 27 March 2015 at the Art Gallery Ground organized by Honiara Council of Women (HCW). During the meeting, the organizing team thoroughly went through the…

Ending violence against women here

REPRESENTATIVES from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme). The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government…

YWCA to hold AGM

THE YWCA of Solomon Islands’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 26th of March . This will take place  at its conference room at Town Ground, Honiara, starting at 1.00pm YWCASI General Secretary Jenta Manu said: “This year’s AGM is a special occasion for the organization because we will be launching our…

Women with special needs must be recognised: Tana

WOMEN and girls living with disability face a double burden according to the Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebration on Tuesday, Jimson Tana said those people are not only regarded as passive victims but by their very nature and form. The theme of this year’s International…

Like honey from the rock…

A HONEY-BEE keeping training was successfully organised last week at Vavanga community on the west coast of Kolombangara, Western province. The training was made possible under a partnership between the Gizo-based Natural Resources Development Foundation (NRDF) and Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association (KIBCA). This workshop was the first step in rolling out KIBCA’s Sustainable Livelihood…

SIWIBA marks 10th anniversary

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has celebrated its 10th years anniversary yesterday highlighting SIWIBA’s history from where it all begins. The anniversary celebration coincided with SIWIBA monthly Mere market that runs for this whole week, and will end tomorrow. “This anniversary is a milestone for SIWIBA, an honour to share it with…

SIWIBA’s dream into reality

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) was formed to promote and empower women’s participation as business owners in the private sector. This was SIWIBA’s mission which was established by six inspiring women who recognised the potential of Solomon Islands women’s role in business. “It was an honour to share with everyone the 10 years…