More women receive funds from ICCTSI

More women have received funds from a loan scheme introduced by the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce & Trade Solomon Islands (ICCTSI). This was witnessed by the Solomon Star over the weekend in Auki as women groups queued up at office of ICCTSI, to receive funds intended to support their small business activities. A group of…

Empowering women here

Breaking the glass ceiling… one piece of coral at a time   IN the context of Solomon Islands and its trade and export industry, hearing a woman making a path for herself in this largely male-dominated sector is inspiring. Rachel Rahii is a young and vibrant woman who deals mainly in exporting coral to be…

The struggles of an abandoned mother

MOTHERHOOD is one of the most beautiful experiences that a woman can have in her entire life. Equally, it can also be one of the most stressful responsibilities a woman can ever find herself in.  After all, there are so many different things and responsibilities that women have to take care of. They nurture, protect,…

Women urged to maintain foral work

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae has urged the Dunde Ama Women Floral group in Western Province to continue with their great initiative in floral business. Currently the women have a nursery shed where all species of flowers are being collected are nurtured and later sold…

Call for united front against gender violence

Police and Family Support Centre are urged to affirm their commitments to the Memorandum of Understanding for SAFENET. Director of Women Development Division in the Ministry of Women, Youths and Children Pauline Soaki made the call at the launch of 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence on Saturday.  “I am calling on the…

Govt lauds Australia’s support for women

The Government has commended the Australian government for its continuous support towards women’s business activities in the country. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs Dr Cedric Alependava made the acknowledgment ahead of the Solomon Islands Women In Business Association (SIWIBA) awards night next month. He stated, the Australian government…

READ SI packs books for 116 villages

READ SI has started Phase 2 of the National Literacy Campaign. After impacting 33 villages in Phase 1 (June and July) now the READ SI teacher trainers are going out for October through December training village teachers and helping to set up classes and libraries.  In Phase 1 only two provinces were not visited and…

Gender equality in RSIPF

Police have highlighted a Rights Based approach in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment during the launching of the Essential Services package last Thursday at the Mendana Hotel. Deputy Commissioner Gwen Ratu stated that there are two distinct priorities in RSIPF for the development of women. She said that under the Crime Prevention Strategy, they…