Soltuna upskills its female workers

IN striving to improve in providing healthy meals for its workers, SolTuna embarked on establishing a vegetable growing project for 240 female workers living at the hostels in Noro.   The company provides one meal a day for its workers in the SolTuna Kitchen.    For girls to continue having healthy meals at the hostels, SolTuna…

‘Parliament needs more women’

Representations of women in the parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in Solomon Islands parliament. This is the words of a senior female citizen, Mrs Benedeth Taloikwai who is residing at Mbuburu in West Honiara. She told the Sunday Star that only two female members are voted into the 11th parliament after…

Basic fabric dyeing training for women

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has completed a one-day  basic fabric dyeing training on Friday 8th March 2019 at Mbokona SDA Church Hall. The training was facilitated by Je-ilisia Fabric Arts Services with a total participant of 14. It’s the first training for the year and several others for both formal and informal…

Life inspires me!

For International Women’s Day 2019, get to know some of the women driving change and increasing equality across the Pacific Islands. MILLICENT BARTY is the Chair of the Solomon Islands Young Entrepreneurs Council, as well as a Designer, and the manager of YHER Pacific, an initiative to tackle youth unemployment. She spoke to World Bank…

Regina’s path in film making and Activism

On International Women’s Day 2019, we are sharing stories of women doing inspiring work across the Pacific. Whether in the business world, advocacy, media or countless other sectors, their contributions highlight the transformative power of women in the region. REGINA LEPPING is a Filmmaker, Actor, Activist and Youth Empowerment and Engagement Specialist working for the…

Guadalcanal women praise leaders

ONE of the great achievements for the Guadalcanal Province Women’s Development Division is the approval for the Temporary Special Measures (TSM) to allow women seats in the provincial assembly in the next government. This was confirmed on Tuesday by Guadalcanal Province Women Desk Officer Joy Hellen Alfred. Alfred said her department is looking after women…

Australia supports study to tackle gender norms

Women face serious risks in pursuing income because of restrictive gender norms, according to a report released today by Oxfam and the Australian Government initiative Strongim Bisnis. The ‘Community perceptions of gender norms and economic opportunity in Solomon Islands’ report, funded by Oxfam and the Australian Government,identified several major barriers for women such as unpaid…

Dorcas members congratulate new Minister

MEMBERS of the Honiara District (HONDIS) Dorcas Federation have congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs Lanelle Tanangada. Mrs Tanangada was sworn-in as the new Minister last week to look after the Ministry for the next two months. The post became vacant after the ousting for former Minister Freda Tuki after…