Malaita women advised to vote wisely

WOMEN throughout Malaita Province should vote for candidates who have a heart and vision for change. That’s according to outspoken Women’s Development Division volunteer, Ruth Mae. As the nation prepares to go to the polls on November 19, Ms Mae urged Malaitan female voters to look at qualities of intending candidates before casting their votes.…

Women share local skills

The Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) program set up by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) following the April 3 floods is providing an opportunity for elder women in Guadalcanal Plains to transfer indigenous skills and knowledge to younger women and is a place where new friendships are formed. The programme has changed the lives of women…

U.S. embassy to recognise women of courage

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:  The U.S. Embassy is encouraging people in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu to nominate exceptional women for U.S. Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award.  This award honors women who are making history in their countries and communities.  The U.S. Embassy encourages nominations of awesome women who…

SIWIBA to host Meres Market next week

After months of training the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SWIBA) will host its Meres Market on the 29th, 30 and 31st of October next week at the National Art Gallery grounds . The highlight of the market will be the official handover of funding from the Department of Australia foreign affairs and external…

Straps recycled into bags

A group of Solomon women are collecting strapping and wrappings to turn them to good use. In our modern world the wrappings and materials used to protect imported goods is quickly discarded and often becomes a source of littler. This material although widely considered waste is strong, waterproof and durable, features that are positive when…

Teku goes Rapid

Joining the highly trained team is a rewarding experience Who says women cannot join the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) highly-trained Rapid Response Team (RRT)? If you are, think again! Because Gorethy Teku has proven you wrong. After just seven years with the force, Teku, of Malaita and Makira parentage, is now a member…

Village women learn about gender issues

Women of east Malaita learn about gender equality for the first time when a workshop on the issue was conducted last week at Fera’ambu Bible School. Malaita provincial women desk officer Clara Rikimani presented the topic during the workshop, which was aimed at empowering women and men to have a deeper understanding of their roles…