Lifelong rebel with a cause

After a busy morning speaking at a violence prevention forum and dealing with a batch of media interviews and countless handshakes, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre coordinator Shamima Ali finally has a few hours to relax until her next meeting in the evening. As a prominent and highly respected figure in the Pacific for her championing…

SSEC women end games

SOME 500 women from the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) from 34 local churches in Honiara ended a day of sporting activities successfully during the weekend. Held at the Telekom recreational Hall on Saturday, the idea was to bring women from different SSEC local churches together.  Joyce Tua association secretary for SSEC women said friendly…

‘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…