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,…

Local business women assist Isabel clinics

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) has stepped in and assisted Isabel female provincial member Rhoda Sikalabu in her initiative to improve clinic health services within her ward. Handing over cash worth more than a thousand dollars, SIWIBA Vice President Dalcy Tekulu said SIWIBA supports the initiative carried by Honorable Sikilabu to improve health.…

‘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…

Local receives top women’s award

Local woman, Mrs Beverly Maega has received a top women’s award for her work and contribution to the community and women. Called the Pacific Women Award Champion, Mrs Maega received the award from Community Education Training Centre in Fiji recently. She is one of the awardees alongside other women from the pacific region who received…

Local women recognised with awards

THIS year is an exciting year for four Solomon island women that scooped eight awards after graduating from Community Education Training Centre (CETC) in Fiji recently. CETC is offered under Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The program was established to provide technical and vocational training for women in the community development sector. Three of…