SIWIBA 10th anniversary celebration

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week. A statement from the association said, this will coincide with the bi-monthly SIWIBA Mere’s Market for the month of February. To celebrate the 10 years journey, the SIWIBA Secretariat has arranged an extra two days for Mere’s Market, which starts…

YWPG to present survey report

Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG) executive will present a survey report to the Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Fiau Tanangada today. Adviser to YWPG Marisa Pepa told this paper yesterday the executive comprises of Grace Hilly, Lisa Wini, Kristina Sogavare, Lily Chekana and herself. “We hope that the Ministry in its…

Voices Against Violence – raising the volume

Tuesday marked the beginning of the Stages of Change Media Week, a celebration of women and the remarkable development of the EU Funded Stages of Change women’s theatre group focused on eliminating violence against women and children. The British Council and SIPPA will launch a ground-breaking book ‘Voices Against Violence’- published in both English and…

Council of Honiara women meets

The Honiara Council of Women (HCW) this week meets to map out activity projection for this year 2015. The executive since its appointment into office in late 2014 are very serious about creating a visible platform for women in the city. One of the task that the team is putting effort on is the finalization…

Decision on Family Protection Act

TWO Ministers will decide on when the Family Protection Act 2014 should be put into effect. They are ministers from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family affairs and the Ministry of Justice. Pioni Boso of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family affairs highlighted this in a gender equality forum recently. She…

Renbel women wants more awareness

RENBEL council of women president, Rosemary Tenaka says the province needs more awareness on domestic violence against women and children. Mrs Tenaka said, this issue is very important for women in the rural communities to understand.  She highlighted this as part of Renbel PCW priority areas to implement this year. She said, conducting awareness on…

Women clinic yet to start services

SERVICES at the women clinic inside Honiara City Council dental building has been further delayed this year due to lack of equipment. The clinic is being established for women to undergo scanning.  HCC director of nursing Harvest Miabule said, the women clinic will not open until scan machines and dental equipments are ready. “The Ministry…

Temotu women plans for mere market

TEMOTU provincial council of women is planning to build small houses for mere market for its women this year. Temotu PCW president, Doreen Salana announced this as it is part of their priority areas for 2015 and to implement them. She said, 2015 is for TPCW to start all over again and to implement its…

Volunteer to assist Malaita women

MALAITA provincial council of women is looking forward to welcoming an oversea volunteer to join them next month. Malaita PCW president Martha Rurai said, this is a boost for Malaita council of women. The Australian volunteer will join Malaita council of women in March. Mrs Rurai said the volunteer has a profession of accounting and…

Women in partnership with Oxfam

TWO provinces have established partnership with Oxfam this year to support provincial council of women activities. They are Temotu and Malaita provinces. Provincial council of women’s presidents highlighted in a gender forum held early this year. Temotu provincial council of women president, Doreen Salana said, the partnership with Oxfam this year is welcoming news. She…