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Gender equality and women’s empowerment were at the centre of a recent Women’s Leadership workshop organised by the Government of New Caledonia on 3 – 7 October 2016 as part of its four-year “100 Femmes” programme.
The Pacific Gender Research Symposium and Workshop held from 21 to 23 June this year was an exciting space for academics and practitioners to discuss their work in advancing the gender research capacity-building agenda among Pacific Island Countries.
Church representatives at the Forum. L-R: Ms Martha Yamsiu (Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu), Ms Bairenga Kirabuke (Kiribati Uniting Church) and Ms Helen Vavia (United Church in PNG) were part of plenary sessions during the two days and spoke about their work in progressing gender equality within the church. Photo: Shazia Usman, Pacific Women Support Unit. [...]
Bougainville Women’s Federation (BWF) is the peak agency for women’s rights and development in Bougainville. To date, there are over 4,000 BWF members representing the 13 districts of Bougainville. Since establishing a Secretariat and electing their first Executive Board in 2012, BWF has grown from strength to strength, and has worked to implement programs to [...]
Ms Natasha Stott-Despoja, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, launched the new and innovative Red Cardim Vaelens program in Solomon Islands in November 2015. Red Cardim Vaelens (meaning Red Carding Violence) is the first program of its kind in the country which seeks to mobilise young men to advocate against family violence through sport. This will be done through a [...]
In November 2015, the Hon Steven Ciobo, Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment (Minister for International Development and the Pacific, at the time) joined the Hon Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, to announce the establishment of the Fiji Women’s Fund. Over the next seven years, the AUD10.5 million Fund aims to support local women’s groups [...]