Helen beats disability to achieve her dream

At the age of seven, Helen Teioli lost her left leg in a tragic car crash in Honiara that left her in a very difficult situation. With her left leg gone, she was introduced to prosthesis (false) leg as a replacement. “Trying to get myself to use prosthesis leg was very difficult,” Helen recalled.“I was…

Training enters 4th day

Rural women who attended the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence enters their fourth day of training at the Mendana Hotel. The five days training which was funded and facilitated by the staffs of UNDP and Lulukim Sustainable Solomon Islands (ISSI) will end tomorrow. The purpose of the training is to equip and…

Dangers of fistula

ABOUT 300,000 women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications. Around the world, 5 per cent of pregnant women will face an obstructed labour, where the baby is stuck and cannot fit through the pelvic cavity. In Australia when this happens, a caesarean section is performed, and the mother and the baby survive. In…

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…

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…