Young women to use drama spread sexual health message

Three young women have found a new way to spread the message about teenage pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual rights through being members of the EU funded Stages of Change theatre company. Susan Galutia, Janet Nowue and Daisy Teho are Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) volunteers who joined the theatre company six…

UN Women responds to girl’s death

THERE are several things essential to address violence against women at the village and community level. UN Women Pacific said this in response to the death of a girl in Isabel, allegedly in the hands of her father. The UN Women says to address this terrible problem at the village and community levels there are…

Seminar for teenage girls next week

A SEMINAR for teenage girls will be conducted next week at Maranatha Centre, east Honiara. The Adventist Women’s department of SDA, Solomon Islands Mission, is organising this program which will run for two days. Director of Adventist Women department Beverly Maega will be facilitating the seminar along with other mentors. She said their goal is…

Volunteer publishes local recipes’ book

A Japanese volunteer nurse in Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Chihiro Ishimaru has published a new cooking recipe book on local vegetables and ingredients. The new recipe book title ‘KAIKAI blo Iumi’ contains recipe on various local vegetable food. The book is a combination of ingredients that can be used to produce healthy diet. Ms Ishimaru…

Grassroot women group schedules weekly trainings

SOLOMON Islands grassroot women in art located along the Bahai highway will hold their club day today. Local florist Annie Maedia is leading activities which include making baskets, lavalava and arts and craft work. These young women are without permanent jobs, they are housewives and school dropouts. Mrs Maedia said it has been a privilege…

Woman plans flower show

A plan to host a floriculture show in Honiara this year is on track. Heading the preparation is a local florist Annie Maedia. This will be a first of its kind show to be organised in Honiara by grassroot women and women living in town. Mrs Maedia said organisers are looking for funding to ensure…

NGO reps discuss issues face by women

NINE women and nine men representing five non-governmental organisations met from March 18 to 20 to discuss gender discrimination resulting in inequalities in communities here. The participants work in communities in Honiara, Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. “I have worked for 8 years at the community level and I have come to realise the extent of…

Sikaiana women empowered

A THREE-DAY Backyard Farming Workshop to empower Sikaiana women on food security started off yesterday at the Sikaiana settlement at Red Beach, East Guadalcanal.     About 30 women and a few men living in and outside Honiara descended on this small settlement yesterday morning when it was officially opened. The Workshop included presentations by the…

Mother Language Day to be celebrated today

THE Literacy Network- Solomon Islands has chosen to celebrate International Mother Language Day on Friday 14 March (today) at the National Museum.   The official UNESCO date for this event was 21 February and this year’s theme was: 2014 International Mother Language Day – Local Languages for Global Citizenship: Spotlight on Science. With 65 languages…