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Protection and Gender in Emergency Response for Solomon Islands

Friday, November 2, 2018

Women and girls are often first responders in crises and, when given the opportunity, have the capacity to lead in disaster preparation, response and resilience building. A new project to strengthen this capacity through protection and gender in humanitarian response in the Solomon Islands was launched by UN Women and the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) today. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Women... More

Market Vendor Associations Representatives will attend inaugural Forum

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

More than 40 Market Vendor representatives from Auki, Gizo and Honiara Central Market Vendors Associations will gather in Honiara over three days from 25-27 September for the inaugural Solomon Islands Market Vendors’ Association (MVA) forum. Since the establishment of these MVAs through UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) Project, this will be first time that Market Vendor representatives from the different provinces will gather to network and empower... More

Western Province Women Raise Gender Policy Priorities with Provincial Government

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

“In all my years of working with women and the community, this was the first time for us women of Western Province to have a dialogue with the full assembly,” President of the Ward Council of Women for Ward 18, Sisarina Rato, said. “They heard our comments directly from us.” Women representing wards across Solomon Islands’ Western Province highlighted key provincial women’s priorities and made recommendations... More

SAFENET’s more coordinated, quality services for survivors of violence against women and girls

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday 29 August 2018 (Solomon Islands) – SAFENET’s network of government and non-government organizations are gathering to plan new ways to improve quality services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). More

Press release: Vanuatu Market Vendors welcome Canada's Minister for Justice

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Canadian Minister who is on an official visit to Vanuatu alongside the Canadian High Commissioner to Canberra, Mr. Paul Maddison, took the opportunity to tour the market and held discussions with vendors and representatives of the Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association (MVA) and the UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) project team. More

Market Vendor Associations Reps equipped with leadership and good governance skills

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Friday 17 August 2018 (Solomon Islands): A total of 15 representatives from Auki Market Vendors Association (AMVA) completed a four day leadership and good governance training in Auki on Thursday 16 August. More

Press release: Market Vendor Associations to undergo Leadership and Good Governance Training

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

More than 40 Market Vendor Association (MVA) representatives will undergo leadership and good governance training in Honiara, Auki and Gizo markets in Solomon Islands from August to November. More

Solomon Islands’ Western Province Launches First Women’s Policy to Strengthen Support to Women

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Solomon Islands’ Western Provincial Government has launched its first ever women’s policy to strengthen its support to women development. Called “Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development”, the policy will represent a blueprint for the province’s strategies and programmes tackling obstacles that prevent women from realizing their potential and participating in provincial development... More

Malaita Women Highlight Development and Peace Priorities at National Level

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Women leaders representing all 14 constituencies in Malaita Province and women’s organizations in Auki yesterday shared their recommendations on key provincial women’s priorities that affect development and peace with Members of Parliament. The dialogue between the 20 Malaita women and eight MPs representing Malaita Province aimed to highlight the issues and concerns of women in Malaita to ensure influence... More

Real change coming for Gizo Market

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Celebrations are underway today at the official ground-breaking ceremony for a new Gizo Market facility. Following a request from the Western Provincial Government, Australia has committed approximately AUD 3 million to redevelop the existing Gizo town market facility. The new market will be designed and built by Reeves International and will improve the market’s... More

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