Documentaries on ending violence to be screened

UN Women will be screening two documentaries focusing on ending violence against women and girls in the Pacific, Monday. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on gender based violence in the Solomon Islands. Panellists will include youths from UN Women’s partner organisations and students. All are welcome to attend the screening which…

Impacts of climate change on women

Women on Marau in East Guadalcanal have been facing numerous problems related to climate change. The issue is becoming a global problem and it is the low lying islands such as Alite in Marau that is seeing and experiencing the evidence. Although there is little evidence on coastal erosion, food for consumption has become a…

Empowering women in fisheries

WorldFish in partnership with the Solomon Islands Locally Management Marine Area (SILMMA) Network hosted a ‘Women and Fishing’ training workshop early this month from 4th to 6th of November. The workshop was made possible with funding from the New Zealand, Mekem Strong Solomon Islands Fisheries program. Over the 3 days, 19 women came together to…

Call to ‘wear orange’

UN Women is calling individuals across the Pacific to wear the color orange on 25 November 2013 and take action as part of a growing global movement to create a world free from violence against women and girls.  UN Women Solomon Islands presence will be joining this action by wearing orange, and encouraging others to…

PGSP supports Choiseul women

Women in Choiseul province have been seeking funds to build their own resource centre. But after many years searching for funds they are able to build one thanks to the provincial government strengthening programme (PGSP) which steps in to solve their problem. The women now have two storey permanent building at Kiruqela. PGSP is an…

16 days of Activism sets to start

PLANNING is underway for this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.  This global campaign is dedicated to raising awareness and gaining wider support to end gender-based violence. The theme for this year’s campaign ‘If iumi garem peace insaed famili, bae iumi garem peace insaed kantri’, highlights that all forms of gender-based violence,…