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REACH Project, much-needed for Samoa

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion, or REACH project, has been identified as much-needed for Samoa due to its high rural population, which was reported at about 81 per cent of the total population in 2016, according to the World Bank.

From where I stand: “It’s about lifelong skills on and off the rugby field”

Friday, June 7, 2019

I come from a family where I hardly had a say. When they spoke, I listened. I myself had the mindset that rugby was a male sport, and when I used to see women playing rugby, I commented [negatively] about them. I am so lucky to be part of Get Into Rugby PLUS! When I started this role, I coached the under 10th grade [rugby team] in my school, and the male parents looked at me and laughed— ‘a woman being a rugby coach!’ I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to be undermined by their looks and their comments; I am going to be stronger for the children’.

In Fiji, teaching life skills and changing mindsets through rugby

Friday, June 7, 2019

Rugby, often considered a male sport, is levelling the playing field for girls and boys, men and women in the Pacific island of Fiji. “It’s an honour and a privilege to be a Get into Rugby PLUS coach,” says Kitiana Kaitu, a primary school teacher from Nasinu, Fiji. She has recently qualified as coach and life skills trainer for the Get Into Rugby PLUS programme. “I’m not just a rugby coach, but also an advocate for those who cannot voice their opinion. I love that I’m working together with others for the future of the nation,” she adds.

‘REACH’ Mobile Service Delivery – Taking Stock for Future

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Seventeen communities in the Kingdom of Tonga have benefitted from the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) community outreach program that reaches those farthest behind.

UN Secretary-General visits Port Vila market vendors

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The impact of climate change has been greatly felt by market vendors who are heavily reliant on their market sales for their income and today; members of the Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association (SVMVA) were able to share their experiences of how they are addressing such changes with the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres, at the Port Vila Market, during his first official visit to Vanuatu.

Partnership for cleaner, healthier marketplace

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Notice anything different at the Central Market lately? Thanks to a joint effort between the Honiara City Council and the Honiara Central Market Vendors Association, market vendors are now enjoying a cleaner and a healthy working environment as a result of the facelift that the market has received as part of the refurbishment work, supported by UN Women Markets for Change Project to the Honiara City Council (HCC).

Provincial services gather in Honiara to improve support for women and girl victims of sexual and gender-based violence

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

About 80 service providers from Malaita, Isabel, Temotu, Western and other provinces are gathering in Honiara to find ways to further improve support for women and girl victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Temotu the final stage of process to improve services for survivors of gender-based violence

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The people of Temotu, Isabel, Malaita and Western Provinces have welcomed the SAFENET approach to improving services and support for women and girl victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Solomon Islands launch of the new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) programme is being launched nationally in Honiara today.

A commitment to further uphold women’s rights and support services in Fiji

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation has formalized its ongoing partnership with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country-Office through today’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

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