South Choiseul women undertake skills training

MORE than 400 women from South Choiseul have undergone two weeks of skills training on cloth dyeing and design and floral art. The skills training workshops, which were held at Papara, Sepa and Sasamunga villages July 28 – August 6, culminated from a partnership between the South Choiseul Constituency and the Ministry of Commerce, Industries,…

‘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…

Commission on preparation of women candidates

CHAIRMAN of political parties commission Sir Paul Tovua says he welcome any assistance that can be organised to prepare women candidates for the upcoming general election. His remarks were delivered by UN Women’s programme coordinator for the Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific (AGJP) Programme, Audrey Manu at the opening of a week-long Transformational Leadership…

Party welcomes women

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has encouraged more women candidates to join them. UDP spokesperson Bill Ghina told Solomon Star the party appeals to more women to come forward and register with them. “Our party is about to unveil its strategy policy and therefore we encourage more women to join our party. “This to make…

Women under-go business training

WOMEN from Tuvaruhu, Titinge, Vura, Voice blo Mere, SWIBA, UN women and all Saints Parish are under-going community based development business training. The training was facilitated by the ministry of national unity reconciliation peace jointly with International Labour Organisation (ILO) to enhance their skills on business implementation in the societies. About 50 participants participate in…

Peace-building conference for Western women

Prominent women-leaders from the Central-West region of Western province excelled to greater heights in knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in building and maintaining peace in the province, after attending a time-bound, extremely informative, emotional but fun, hope-filled and commitment-setting peace-building conference early last month. The conference was held on the 3rd –…

Micro-finance seeks to empower women

THE Gizo Environment Livelihood Conservation Association (GELCA) savings club has been applauded for its role to economically empower women. The GELCA savings club is a component of the Inshore Fish Aggregating Devices (IFAD) that seeks to empower rural women from communities of Gizo, Nusatuva and Kolombangara. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) country manager Shannon Seeto said…

Women end cooking training

FOUR women have successfully completed a three-day basic cooking and baking skill training for grassroots and rural women in Auki, yesterday. This was the second of such training organised by the Malaita Provincial Government’s Women’s Division, which was aimed at empowering women with these skills with the vision to equip them start up their own…