International Tea Group helps HOH raise funds

THE International Tea Group has donated sacks of rice to Hearts Of Hope in central Honiara on Tuesday. The donation will go towards the Non-Government-Organisation’s fundraising event scheduled to happen in Arabala, Central Kwara’ae this Friday. In thanking the International Tea Group, HOH director Janet Aihari said the donation will help HOH in their efforts…

PCW aims to establish centres in provinces

THE Provincial Councils of Women (PCW) have agreed to establish resource centre buildings in each province this year. During a gender equality forum attended by seven PCW representatives from seven provinces, the women concluded that it is important resource centre buildings are established in the provinces as focal points in the ongoing struggle to empower…

‘Voices Of Violence’ ready for release

THE British Council and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) will launch a book titled ‘voices of violence’. The launching along with a documentary is scheduled for February 17, at SIPPA’s China Town office. The book is authored in both English and pidgin, a collection of firsthand stories of survivors of violence and the women…

Women advised to raise gender equality issues

Participants of a gender equality forum in Honiara were told to share information and build coalition to advocate and raise awareness of gender equality issues. About 30 women, including provincial council women reps, NGOs and rep from government ministries participated in the two-day forum held at the Heritage Park Hotel. The forum was to strengthen…

Women’s group formed in Gao Bugotu

THE re-elected Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu constituency, Samuel Manetoali has started to implement some of his plans for the constituency. On Saturday 24th January 2015, he invited some of the women from Gao Bugotu constituency in Isabel, who were based in Honiara, to his residence and held a meeting with them. Mr Manetoali…

Women acknowledge SIWIBA

Members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) have acknowledged the association for its support in providing an avenue where they can venture into small business enterprises. This came after the association marked its 10th anniversary this week. A member Grace Rani, from Vella La Vella in Western province who became a member…

SIWIBA 10th anniversary deferred

The proposed Solomon Islands Woman In Business Association (SIWIBA) 10th anniversary celebration scheduled for this week has postponed due to continuous heavy rainfall. SIWIBA president Ms Dalcy Tekulu confirmed that their planned celebration for SIWIBA 10th birthday has been moved to the second week of February next month. She said, that this is very disappointing…

Women want more PS, envoy posts

THE National Council of Women (NCW) last week met with the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during which they delivered a package of concerns and recommendations. NCW made a submission on women’s political participation and recommendations to the DCC policies. One of their concerns was on the long list of political appointees. They also recommended that…