Why can’t women win? Impediments to female electoral success in Solomon Islands

IN a newly published book and discussion paper at the Australian National University, Writer Terence Wood talked about why women always fail in elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper discusses impediments to female candidate success in national elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper stated that increased female representation in parliaments is desirable both…

Markets vendors end training

A TRANSFORMATION Leadership and Communication training for Market Vendors in Auki ended Tuesdayat the Rarasu Restaurant. The training was funded by the Australian Government, through the UN women’s Market 4 change project. The training was conducted to give market vendors the skills they need in relation to Transformation, Leadership and Communication. Puairana Gaylyn, National Project…

Training to advocate for women starts

A Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Elections training has kick off on Monday in Honiara. The training is organised by Vois Blong Mere Solomon in partnership with UN Women’s Strongem Mere Project for mainstream and community media in preparation for the upcoming National Election.  The overall goal of the training was to promote transformational leadership…

Lifelong rebel with a cause

After a busy morning speaking at a violence prevention forum and dealing with a batch of media interviews and countless handshakes, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali finally has a few hours to relax until her next meeting in the evening. As a prominent and highly respected figure in the Pacific for her championing…

SSEC women end games

SOME 500 women from the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) from 34 local churches in Honiara ended a day of sporting activities successfully during the weekend. Held at the Telekom recreational Hall on Saturday, the idea was to bring women from different SSEC local churches together.  Joyce Tua association secretary for SSEC women said friendly…

‘Lets empower our women’

“EMPOWERMENT to women around our region is something I feel is very important because we have the lowest rate of female representation at the political decision making tables of the world. So that is concern for me and am sure it is concern for many people around the world.” Electoral commissioner of Samoa Papali’i Malietau…