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…

SSEC women celebrate big day

The South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) women’s fellowship from the central church in Honiara celebrated their 50 years of golden jubilee over the weekend. The women’s fellowship coordinator Ms Rachel Hou said, the event was an important one for the women to remember the key founders (women) who began the ministry in the Church way…

Women’s rights under the spotlight

WOMEN’S rights in Solomon Islands will be under the microscope in October at the 59th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Geneva and government representatives and civil society organisations are preparing at a four-day session in Honiara. Run by UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Women, Youth,…

Gender based violence workshop starts

A THREE days workshop on gender based violence (GBV) for nurses, Church women’s group leaders and chiefs from communities around Auki kicks off yesterday. The workshop is being facilitated by gender based violence (GBV) coordinator, Auki reproductive health coordinator and Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) men as partners. This program was the first of…