Get tested: YWPG takes the lead

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) is again taking the lead in in advocating to end cervical cancer. The group did a group pap’s smear test at the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) clinic on Tues 12 September 2017.  A statement from the group said, this is part of their ongoing advocacy to end…

New book for women

SINCE the late 1980s Soroptimist International Solomon Islands has been advocating for women. Twelve years ago the club built nine women’s centres in all nine provinces. The members have been involved with creating the “Hapi Healthi Kalendar” for years, funding repairs to clinics at the National Referral Hospital and writing books to help women. The…

NWMC conference successfully ends

NATIONAL Women Ministry of Christ (NWMC) of the Assembly of God (AOG) church successfully ended its four-day conference on Monday in Honiara. The Secretary of NWMC Rebecca Gilbert she said more than 300 women from local churches in Honiara and the provinces participated in this ‘very important event.’  She said the conference was hosted every…

Women and politics

The struggles they face in their quest for equal participation SINCE the inception of parliamentary democracy in 1978, political leadership in Solomon Island has been a men’s domain. Forty years on and with the tenth parliament in the house, the plights of women in political leadership still remains a contentious dilemma. Although women make up…

Good Shepherd parish Catholic Mothers celebrates

In the early hours on Tuesday morning, Catholic Mothers of Good Shepherd parish North East of Guadalcanal rose to the call for a procession with the image of the Blessed Mother Mary.                                                                                                 They prayed the rosary prayer with songs of praise to Mother Mary and proceeded with the procession to the main parish church. These…

Women urged to do checking regularly

WITH the growing threat of cervical cancer to women in the country, a concerned young mother Marisa Pepa is urging women to go for regular cervical cancer tests. Statistics on cervical cancer released by the National Referral Hospital show that the disease is growing at an alarming rate.  “I want to make a call here…

‘Simbo for Change’ project achievement

Simbo for Change has achieved a major milestone by helping Simbo to become the first organically certified island in the Solomon Islands. The audit for organic certification was conducted in June by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia, with funding from PLP and technical support from Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI). This process…

Ella Simata to Japan

I promised to come back after completing my two years of study in Japan to help my beloved country Solomon Islands especially in the field of Tourism. That was according to the 31 years old Ella Lynthia Simata this week. Ms Simata was of the three who were awarded with scholarships from the Japanese International…

SIWIBA members undergo training

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) members have undertaken a three-day Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women in Business in Honiara. The three days training started on Tuesday at the SIWIBA Business Development Centre and concluded yesterday with a formal presentation of certificates to participants. Facilitators are from Israel, Ms. Reem Shachar who is the…

Cervical cancer a top killer

LOCAL women are being urged to come forward freely to conduct screening for cervical cancer even though their body is well. This came after the recent report produced by the National referral Hospital (NRH) sees cervical cancer as topping the list of cancers killing people in the country recently. The report produced by NRH shows…