Local women’s group hails female MP

The Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) has congratulated the only Parliamentarian Freda Tuki Soria Comua who won the seat for Vatud Constituency, in Temotu Province last week. Mrs Comua is the only female to have won a seat in the tenth Parliament among 49 males. The organisation in a statement yesterday said Mrs Comua’s win…

Women to launch 16 Days of Activism here

THE global campaign dedicated to raising awareness and gaining wider support to end gender-based violence will be launched with a specific focus on ending domestic violence in the Solomon Islands. To launch the campaign on Tuesday 25th November, women, men, youth and children are all invited to take part in a parade at 4pm (assemble…

Solomon’s fashion week opens

SOLOMON Fashion week opened on Monday with a showroom of beautiful raiment and jewels, before Lady Grace Kabui unveil the banner of inauguration of Solomon Fashion week 2014. Proceedings were unveiled at the Art Gallery exhibition room with an impressive selection of designs from members of the Association of Solomon Islands In Creative Fashion, where…

YWCA regional training ends here

MEMBERS of the Pacific Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) ended their regional leadership and skills building training workshop in Honiara last Friday.  Solomon Islands hosted the week-long training, which attracted delegates from Papua New Guinea and Samoa. The training waspart of the World YWCA movement’s initiative to reflect on the work it has been conducting…

Workshop on Family Protection Act

WOMEN’S Rights Action Movement (WRAM) in partnership with Vois Blong Mere Solomon islands will organise a one day workshop and forum on the Family Protection Act today. The workshop will be held at Kairos conference room, Hyundai Mall. The aim is for media groups to become aware of the Act and strategies needed to report…

Diet talks for women

A ONE session to encourage mothers to prepare a balance diet for their families each meal was conducted on Tuesday at Kobito South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) church, East Honiara. Two health workers from the SSEC health department facilitated the talks. The event allowed the women to do demonstration and asked questions about taking right…

YWCA regional training underway

A Pacific Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) regional leadership and skills building training workshop is currently underway in Honiara. The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Solomon Islands is hosting the event with saw other YWCA delegates from Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Samoa attending it. ‘Our Future: Moving forward in advancing Inter-generational Approaches to…

Theatre group opens tour of Malaita

THE exciting European Union funded Women’s Theatre Company, Stages of Change, opened their week-long tour of Malaita with an action-packed performance at Auki Market, last Thursday. A large crowd turned up to witness the performance. Project coordinator Lanieta Leo said the group was happy to tour the province. She explained the idea behind establishing the…