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…

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,…

‘A shameful legacy’

ELENOA (not her real name) is now 30 years old, with three gorgeous children and on the verge of completing her studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Eleven years ago she was preparing for the transition between secondary school to university, complete with a government…