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…

Implementing international standards to achieve gender equality

UN Women and the European Union (EU) have joined forces with civil-society and the government in Solomon Islands to drive sustainable and innovative action to achieve increased women’s political participation and strengthen inclusive access to justice.  This includes a practice session leading up to Solomon Islands’ planned constructive dialogue with the United Nations Committee on…

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…

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…

Mere market next week

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association or SIWIBA will host its second Mere Market after it was postponed last month. Mere market will kick off on 21st to 23rd (Wednesday to Friday) of May 2014 at the National Art Gallery. As stressed by the SIWIBA president Mrs. Darlcy Tekulu, Mere Market is organized to…