Women-headed households here face hardships

HOUSEHOLDS in Solomon Islands and Kiribati which are being headed by women are more likely to face hardship. This was revealed by a report entitled; “Hardship and Vulnerability in the Pacific Island Countries.” The report was jointly launched early this week at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji by the World Bank. It…

Women’s success story

THE Correctional Service Solomon islands (CSSI) Women’s Network is a success story for women officers within the organisation. CSSI inspector Leah Alufo’oa said this has led to substantial improvements and has grown in strength since its inception and has become an effective voice in expressing women officers’ needs and issues in CSSI. She highlighted this…

ANZ Gizo marks women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day, the staff members  from ANZ Bank Gizo Branch visited Gizo Hospital to present small gifts, flowers, fruits and ‘get well posters’ to female patients and female hospital staffs. The ANZ staff members along with their children spared their time over the weekend and took this initiative to visit female patients…

More women participation good for Pacific: Sheppard

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) director general David Sheppard says more oportunities for women is good for SPREP. In his message during the International Women’s Day which was celebrated worldwide during the weekend (Saturday), Mr Sheppard said sustainable development in the Pacific will not be achieved unless women are fully involved. “Today…

Byrne recognises work of women

THIS year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Inspiring Change”. And Australian High Commissioner, Andrew Byrne, has recognised the inspiring work of the Correctional Services of Solomon Islands Women’s Network with a major award. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands women who show leadership, innovation and courage,…

Women’s Day marked across the Pacific

ACROSS the Pacific UN Women is joining International Women’s Day celebrations to acknowledge progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region. Yet, despite these gains, it is important to acknowledge that progress towards achieving gender equality has been slow, uneven, and in some cases women and girls face new and…

Young women find voice through EU theatre group

A ONCE shy young Honiara woman has found the courage to talk about gender violence through the EU funded Stages of Change Theatre Company. The theatre company has given Honiara City Council Women’s Division volunteer, June Bofafta, the confidence to openly talk about gender violence and how it impacts people’s lives. Honiara City Council Head…

Street parade to mark women’s day

A PARADE to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) is set for next Tuesday in Honiara. The public is invited to join and show their support for women and men working together to build a stronger nation. The parade will kick off  from Honiara City Council to the Art Gallery at 7:50am. The parade aims to…

Message for International Women’s Day 2014

Equality for Women is Progress for All Today we join the people of the world in celebration of the progress made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality. We also acknowledge that progress has been slow, uneven and in some cases women and girls face new and more complex challenges. International Women’s Day is…