‘Strongim Mere’ project
THE Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Election training is part of UN Women’s Strongim Mere project.
The week-long training started Monday with participation from the media, civil society members and NGOs.
It is organised in partnership with Vois Blong Mere Solomon and UN Women and funded by the European Union.
UN Women’s programme coordinator for the Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific (AGJP) Programme, Audrey Manu on Monday briefed the participants on the ‘Strongim Mere Project’.
She said the project is part of the Advancing Gender Justice in the pacific programme.
“It works to identify and breakdown country-specific barriers to women’s political participation and access to justice and human rights.”
She said to do this, it provides training, support and resources to candidates, governments and civil society organisations to affect change at every level and of cause the media.
Meanwhile, the programme been designed using nationally-identified priorities that acknowledge and highlight the complexity in changing social norms, values and cultural practices around human rights, access to justice and women’s political participation.
The project is funded by the European Union.
By TRIXIE CARTER