Women gears up for expo

A SPECIAL sub-committee for Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) have met on Tuesday to finalize activities, program and checklist for the first ever women Expo. WIE is set for 23 – 27 March 2015 at the Art Gallery Ground organized by Honiara Council of Women (HCW). During the meeting, the organizing team thoroughly went through the…

Ending violence against women here

REPRESENTATIVES from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme). The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government…

YWCA to hold AGM

THE YWCA of Solomon Islands’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 26th of March . This will take place  at its conference room at Town Ground, Honiara, starting at 1.00pm YWCASI General Secretary Jenta Manu said: “This year’s AGM is a special occasion for the organization because we will be launching our…

Like honey from the rock…

A HONEY-BEE keeping training was successfully organised last week at Vavanga community on the west coast of Kolombangara, Western province. The training was made possible under a partnership between the Gizo-based Natural Resources Development Foundation (NRDF) and Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association (KIBCA). This workshop was the first step in rolling out KIBCA’s Sustainable Livelihood…

SIWIBA marks 10th anniversary

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has celebrated its 10th years anniversary yesterday highlighting SIWIBA’s history from where it all begins. The anniversary celebration coincided with SIWIBA monthly Mere market that runs for this whole week, and will end tomorrow. “This anniversary is a milestone for SIWIBA, an honour to share it with…

SIWIBA’s dream into reality

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) was formed to promote and empower women’s participation as business owners in the private sector. This was SIWIBA’s mission which was established by six inspiring women who recognised the potential of Solomon Islands women’s role in business. “It was an honour to share with everyone the 10 years…

SIWIBA 10th anniversary celebration

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) will celebrate its 10th anniversary next week. A statement from the association said, this will coincide with the bi-monthly SIWIBA Mere’s Market for the month of February. To celebrate the 10 years journey, the SIWIBA Secretariat has arranged an extra two days for Mere’s Market, which starts…

YWPG to present survey report

Young Women Parliamentary Group (YWPG) executive will present a survey report to the Minister of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs Jimson Fiau Tanangada today. Adviser to YWPG Marisa Pepa told this paper yesterday the executive comprises of Grace Hilly, Lisa Wini, Kristina Sogavare, Lily Chekana and herself. “We hope that the Ministry in its…