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…

Russells women support redevelopment

TWO powerful landowners and representatives of two different tribes in the Russell Islands want to see the government reinvest in their islands. Speaking on behalf of her Kaiseleng tribe during the roundtable last week Hilda Nose’e said it’s the wish of the women and children that development and government services come down to their people.…

Waka Mere turns focus to leadership

Twenty women representing seven companies in the country are undertaking a leadership and management course this week through the Waka Mere Commitment to Action. The Waka Mere Commitment to Action is an initiative of the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) with seventeen of the country’s largest…

Koela women end training

More than 30 women from Koela village in South Savo have successfully completed a two days training on Financial Literacy, last week. Report reaching Sunday star said they also set up a Koela Women’s Savings Club last week. Savo is an Island closest to the capital city, but access to financial institutions are lacking for…

Double degree for young Irene

Barbara Irene Tatahu has made a big catch in her education journey after graduating with two degrees from the University of Goroka (UOG) this year. The 35-year-old Tatahu was one of the local students who graduated from the UOG open campus in Honiara recently, with a Bachelor Degree in Education and Management. There were more…

Women learn from Practice Parliament

ABOUT 50 enthusiastic women across the eight provinces who met as strangers but now leave the Capital more enthused and empowered to participate as candidates in any general election following the fourth Practice Parliament for Women. The exercise was primarily targeted at women who were considering standing for the National Elections or local elections, women…