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…

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…

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…