Women’s Courage awardee speaks of challenges

HONOURABLE Jane Tozaka was a proud recipient of the 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award. Mrs Tozaka received the award from Deputy Secretary of State, Ms Dennise at Lime Lounge, Commonwealth Street last Sunday. The award was for her courage and leadership in advocating for good governance and women’s empowerment in the…

SIWIBA outlines plans

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business Association group have carved out its activities and plans for this year. Last year the association organised a number of events for its members including numerous displays of women’s talents through art works, designs, floral and cooking. This year, they held their first meeting last week for its members.…

Women plan for big day

THE organising committee for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is currently planning programmes for the event, which will be held next month. IWD is an annual event marked each on the 8 of March with different themes selected to reflect the event. This year UN Women’s office in Honiara is part of the organising…

New development Centre for Women

Last Thursday between 8:30 and 9:30am people arrived for the opening of the Mary Mzzarello Development Centre (MMDC) in the Laura Vicuna Hostel-Henderson. Sr. Sesilia Sala was the MC for the day and at 9:30am she introduced Sr. Sialei Paupuaga, the FMA community leader, who gave the welcoming address and extended a warm welcome to…

Women in Parliament

It would be very good if qualified women could enter politics, both on national and provincial level. There are many well qualified women working in the civil service, as administrators, teachers, etc. who would be qualified to run. Culturally it is an uphill struggle but still women should try. Some women politicians are brilliant, smarter…

Women take a shot at RCDF bill

WOMEN have echoed on the floor of Parliament that if the Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) is utilised for developments in the rural it would put an end to poverty and poor standard of living. Debating the Bill most women which took the floor to speak expressed that use of this fund was only for…