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Computer Savvy Market Vendors

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

“This is the first time for us to use a computer,” said Eslin Solomon, President of Vanuatu’s Silae Vanua Market Vendor Association (MVA). “It’s really hard, however, we are trying our best to learn how to use the computer and I feel like I can do this,” Eslin said.... More

Ambassador congratulates Sisters Helping Sisters

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Women from Silae Vanua and Marobe Tanvasoko Market Vendor Associations (MVA) welcomed Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, as she unveiled new office equipment for the Silae Vanua MVA. The Silae Vanua MVA’s new office equipment is funded by the Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program in Vanuatu. The... More

Better TokTok for Luganville market vendors

Monday, May 22, 2017

Vendors are welcoming the new Public Announcement (PA) system at Luganville market in Santo to keep them better informed about important market issues. The new PA system responds to feedback from market vendors identifying information needs, developing and accessing effective communication tools by which local authorities can communicate, as critical to market operations and very important to vendors in the Luganville market in Santo. “Market is the best place for me to receive... More

Registration signals positive change ahead for Vanuatu market vendors

Monday, July 13, 2015

Port Vila Market vendors in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila are looking forward to improvements in their work place as registration of the country’s first fresh-produce market association takes effect this week. The Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association (Silae Vanua) has gained certification under the Charitable Associations (Incorporation) Act. This gives the association legal standing to engage in decision-making, and agree on improvements and operating... More

Market vendors return to Marobe Market in Vanuatu

Friday, April 10, 2015

When Marobe Market Manager Aaron Kalo came into UN Women’s Port Vila office in Vanuatu after Easter he had good news – the market was running out of tables. The market had only been open a few days and the demand for tables was evidence of the small steps being taken to restore the trade that so many women and their families depend on. Marobe Market House officially re-opened on April 2, almost three weeks after Category Five Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the... More

Black Friday destroys village livelihoods

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just six months ago the Epau ring road market on Efate island in Vanuatu was hosting UN Women’s International Day of Rural Women celebrations. The new structure had recently been finished, including a kitchen so the market vendors could cook hot food, and toilet facilities... More

Pam destroys food stocks and livelihoods

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The concrete building that Shaline Nimal and her children sheltered in as Tropical Cyclone Pam barrelled through her village was one of only two left standing once the storm had passed. Her own house was a jumble of twisted roofing iron, wood and broken furniture; the village garden a mess of uprooted trees, bent and broken crops. Two weeks on, the villagers of Rangrango, 20 minutes out of Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila, have... More

Pacific rural women as agents of change

Friday, October 17, 2014

Market vendors in Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands joined UN Women in celebrating International Day of Rural Women on Wednesday, highlighting the crucial roles rural women play in ensuring the health and wellbeing of their families and communities, as well as their countries’ economic productivity. More

Turning good intentions into action

Monday, September 8, 2014

As we enter the final 12 months of global stocktaking and agenda setting for the post-2015 development agenda, we have the responsibility to define with sufficient clarity the world that we want and to do more than describe but also to prescribe and articulate how that world will be more assuredly realised. More

Plenary Statement - Women's Major Group on Sustainable Development

Monday, September 8, 2014

Plenary statement presented on behalf of WMG by Shirley Tagi, Coordinator, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji; DAWN associate; Pacific Feminist Coalition on SRHR; PPGCCSD More

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