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…

US expert to lead seminar for women here

U.S. entrepreneurship expert Samira Cook Gaines will give women entrepreneurs the insight and skills they need to get ahead in business during her August 14-18 visit to Honiara. During her visit, Gaines will highlight the importance of women’s entrepreneurship to the economic development and growth of Solomon Islands. She will lead motivational and practical workshops…

Women discuss gender equality

THIRTY stakeholders from across government, civil society organisations and development partners attended a one-day consultation to discuss the challenges and achievements in implementing the Government’s national gender equality and women’s development policy. The government policy was endorsed in 2010 and expires at the end of 2015. “We recognise the Ministry for Women, Youth, Children and…

AGM for Malaita council of women

Malaita provincial council of women will hold its Annual General meeting  from 19th to 21st August 2015. The President of  Malaita Provincial council Mrs Martha Rurai had appealed  to women’s organisation to come forward to attend this AGM. “Its important for the election of new office bearers to look after the welfare of the organisation.…

More women in North Guadalcanal get solar

TWO hundred elderly mothers and those with special needs within North Guadalcanal Constituency (NGC)on Tuesday received solar kiteach thanks to their Member of Parliament (MP)Samson Maneka. The ceremony to handover the solar kits was conducted at Nguvia Catholic station near GPPOL 2. The handing over of the items coincided with the second appointed day celebration…

Mere Market opens

THE famous Mere’s Market has been officially opened, Wednesday at the National Art Gallery. Mere Market, organised for women by Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) is part of the organisation’s activities aimed at empowering women. SIWIBA aims to promote economic empowerment for women in the Solomon Islands and is always looking for opportunities to…

SIWIBA Mere’s market kicks off

Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) bi-monthly Mere’s Market commences today at the National Art Gallery. This  initiative strives to empower SIWIBA  women and the event will take place for  3 days. The Mere’s Market will involve competitions, promotions, selling of  products and awareness programs. Yesterday, the association received contributions from the Solomon Islands…