Woman plans flower show

A plan to host a floriculture show in Honiara this year is on track. Heading the preparation is a local florist Annie Maedia. This will be a first of its kind show to be organised in Honiara by grassroot women and women living in town. Mrs Maedia said organisers are looking for funding to ensure…

NGO reps discuss issues face by women

NINE women and nine men representing five non-governmental organisations met from March 18 to 20 to discuss gender discrimination resulting in inequalities in communities here. The participants work in communities in Honiara, Malaita and Guadalcanal Provinces. “I have worked for 8 years at the community level and I have come to realise the extent of…

Sikaiana women empowered

A THREE-DAY Backyard Farming Workshop to empower Sikaiana women on food security started off yesterday at the Sikaiana settlement at Red Beach, East Guadalcanal.     About 30 women and a few men living in and outside Honiara descended on this small settlement yesterday morning when it was officially opened. The Workshop included presentations by the…

Mother Language Day to be celebrated today

THE Literacy Network- Solomon Islands has chosen to celebrate International Mother Language Day on Friday 14 March (today) at the National Museum.   The official UNESCO date for this event was 21 February and this year’s theme was: 2014 International Mother Language Day – Local Languages for Global Citizenship: Spotlight on Science. With 65 languages…

Women’s success story

THE Correctional Service Solomon islands (CSSI) Women’s Network is a success story for women officers within the organisation. CSSI inspector Leah Alufo’oa said this has led to substantial improvements and has grown in strength since its inception and has become an effective voice in expressing women officers’ needs and issues in CSSI. She highlighted this…

ANZ Gizo marks women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day, the staff members  from ANZ Bank Gizo Branch visited Gizo Hospital to present small gifts, flowers, fruits and ‘get well posters’ to female patients and female hospital staffs. The ANZ staff members along with their children spared their time over the weekend and took this initiative to visit female patients…

More women participation good for Pacific: Sheppard

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) director general David Sheppard says more oportunities for women is good for SPREP. In his message during the International Women’s Day which was celebrated worldwide during the weekend (Saturday), Mr Sheppard said sustainable development in the Pacific will not be achieved unless women are fully involved. “Today…