Women’s group formed in Florida

A NEW women’s group was formed in Roderick Bay Hideaway Florida Island in Central Province  after the basic household training ended  Friday last week. It involved all the participants who attended the training. Most of them are women from Haroro village and surrounding communities in Florida. It was formed to coordinate women’s program in the…

Florida women under training to improve skills

About 22 women in Florida island, Central province have successfully completed a four days basic cooking, floral and dying training Friday last week. The training was organised by Green Tourism Solomon Island Ltd and was held at Roderick Bay Hideaway compound starting Tuesday. Nelly Tokuru, wife of Michael Tokuru managing director of Green Tourism Solomon…

SIWIBA plans more training

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is planning more training for its members this year. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu said the organisation had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government last year to assist with their training programmes. “We are still waiting for funding to be available and start off our trainings,”…

7th Mere’s market

THE seventh mere market opened at the national art gallery last Wednesday providing an avenue for women to participate in economic activities. Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) organised the three-day market. Registered women participants have come out and displayed varieties of products, handicrafts, clothes and food at the market. SIWIBA president Dalcy Tekulu…

Forum discusses women in leadership

More than 100 leaders from communities, church, women and youths, faith based organisations and tertiary institutions in Honiara came togetheron Monday to discuss women in leadership. This forum was facilitated by the ministry of women, youth, children and family affairs (MWYCFA) and Solomon Islands National council of Women (SINCW). The discussion was based on gender…

More females join CSSI

As part of upholding gender equality, the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI) last Friday welcomed four new females who were amongst 35 officers who passed out after completing 12 weeks of training. The CSSI officers undertook their training at Rove headquarter in Honiara. Undersecretary of the ministry of police, national security and correctional service…

Call to serve – a free choice

Pollyann Lepping shares her reflections on being a volunteer It was fun to be young and single and do crazy stuff, running wild and free. But it is empty when you do not answer your call. I was the wild one in my family and then felt a tug – being pulled to a life…

A young voice against violence

Filomina Aihunu is a teenager who grew up in Honiara. Like other teenagers, Filomina has seen and heard for herself domestic violence happening at home. Her choice to become one of those young advocators against all forms of gender base violence then was no coincidence. “I have experience it myself and it’s not good,” Filomina…

UN Women launches Markets for Change

VENDORS at two key marketplaces in Solomon Islands are set to benefit from a new UN Women project that will inject more than SBD$20 million into making markets safe working environments that promote women’s empowerment through improved market governance, physical infrastructure, and onsite services. Between 75 and 90 per cent of vendors working at Pacific…