RSIPF supports Shortland women for 16 days of activism

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) supported women in the Shortland Islands Western Province to coordinate the 16 days activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign at Nila Catholic Mission on 25 November 2019. Police Forward Command Post (PFCP) Commander, Kulitanai Chief Superintendent Mathias Lenialu says, “About 200 women, youth and children…

Dughore women host mini fest

Dughore Women Association has fruitfully hosted the Dughore Mini Cultural and Organic Festival at Hunda Village on Kolombangara in Western Province, early this month. The Dughore Mini Cultural and Organic Festival is an initiative put together by the Dughore Women Association in Collaboration with the Gizo Women in Business Development. The objective is to revive…

Why fashion matters

The powerhouse behind the local industry By ELIZABETH OSIFELO    WHEN I think about fashion the first thing that comes to mind is the latest design, trending style, colors, creativity and raw talent.   But to be close to accurate, fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context, especially in clothing, footwear,…

Women promoted to lead in Public Service

THE Ministry of Public Service (MPS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) hosted stakeholders on Wednesday to validate the Action Plan to promote Women in Leadership in the Public Service.   A statement from the MPS said the Women in Leadership Action Plan addresses one of the objectives of the…

ACOM mothers mark 100th anniversary

THE Mothers Union in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) are currently celebrating their 100th anniversary (1919 – 2019) in Honiara.  The programme is being attended by around 1,600 members from all nine dioceses of the ACOM in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.    The week-long programme was officially opened at Saint Barnabas Provincial…

Women help construct Mbokona school footpath 

A GROUP of women has supported Mbokona School in Central Honiara with the construction of a footpath. The footpath is being constructed by graduates from Infrastructure and Service Delivery Training (ISDT) offered by CAUSE Project.   Women graduates are the front liners in implementing the project. These women come from areas within Mbokona community.  Mbokona school…

Improving support for female survivors of violence

Support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence continues to improve as SAFENET Referral Network member numbers continue to increase.  SAFENET consists of government and non-government organisations who provide services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This escalation in support for SAFENET followed last week’s completion of a nine-province series…