Economic empowerment for Gizo women

Women on Gizo Island, Western province are in a better position to improve their economic status following the set-up of a women’s saving scheme in the Gizo township. Established in November of last year, the Gizo Environment Livelihood Governance Association (GELCA) women’s saving club was developed as the micro-finance component of the Inshore Fish Aggregating…

UN Women holds organising workshops at Auki Market

WORKSHOPS to support Auki market vendors in working together have ended this week with encouraging plans to strengthen vendors’ voices in market governance and enable positive changes for everyone. The two series of three “Getting Started” workshops, which took place in Auki in June and at Honiara Central Market in May, are the first of…

SSEC women’s convention set

THE SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) women will hold a four-day convention in Noro, Western Province towards end of this month. The convention is organised every two years and this year, the West Association is hosting the event. “The convention will start on June 26th to 29th,” SSCE national women’s coordinator Leah Keni said. She…

United women prepares for training

ABOUT 32 members of the Women’s Fellowship of the United Church will leave for Australia next month. United Church Solomon Islands moderator Wilfred Kurepitu said the women will attend the South Pacific Area Seminar in Brisbane Australia. “The women are now preparing for their journey. They will be travelling to Honiara next week ahead of…

Women told to commit to families

WOMEN participants at the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence were told to continue to commit to family unity and raise cultures of peace. Josephine Teakeni Director of Vois Blong Mere Solomon (VBMS) uttered the statement during the closing of the workshop last Friday. “You and I will go back into our communities…

Women learn about media role in democracy

About 35 women participated in the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training at the Mendana Hotel last week were taught on the media role in democracy. Ben McNair a media trainer when presenting on the role of media in a democracy said that media plays a vital role in any election process.…

Pregnant women should take more care

Women are more dangerous behind the wheel when they’re pregnant, according to new research. A study of more than half a million pregnant women found that factors such as nausea, fatigue, insomnia and distraction could increase the risk of a crash. One in 50 women will crash during pregnancy. Over the three years before pregnancy,…

Helen beats disability to achieve her dream

At the age of seven, Helen Teioli lost her left leg in a tragic car crash in Honiara that left her in a very difficult situation. With her left leg gone, she was introduced to prosthesis (false) leg as a replacement. “Trying to get myself to use prosthesis leg was very difficult,” Helen recalled.“I was…

Training enters 4th day

Rural women who attended the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence enters their fourth day of training at the Mendana Hotel. The five days training which was funded and facilitated by the staffs of UNDP and Lulukim Sustainable Solomon Islands (ISSI) will end tomorrow. The purpose of the training is to equip and…

Dangers of fistula

ABOUT 300,000 women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications. Around the world, 5 per cent of pregnant women will face an obstructed labour, where the baby is stuck and cannot fit through the pelvic cavity. In Australia when this happens, a caesarean section is performed, and the mother and the baby survive. In…