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Market Safety a priority as stakeholders convene

Friday, October 5, 2018

Ensuring markets are safe for all users is a top priority, as expressed by market stakeholders during a meeting convened in Lautoka, which discussed market safety issues in Fiji. Discussions were based on the findings of a safety and discrimination assessment exercise conducted in Fiji markets by UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) Project. The meeting, which concluded yesterday, was organized by UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Women and the Ministry... More

Chiefs Nakamal hosts Vanuatu women market leaders

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tears, laughter and appreciation filled the Chiefs Nakamal in Port Vila, Vanuatu last month as the first executives of the Silae Vanua Market Vendor Association (MVA) made way for new leadership at its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Member raising comment and question to executives. Photo: UN Women/Trisha Toangwera The Chiefs Nakamal, well known for its significant role in maintaining kastom in Vanuatu and used by Chiefs for governance meetings,... 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

Press release: Improved Toktok at Port Vila market

Monday, September 24, 2018

No more shouting at the top of his lungs for Paul Tabi, the main staff announcer at Port Vila market in Vanuatu. Today, he’s receiving a microphone to ease communications through Port Vila market’s new Public Announcement (PA) system. More

Press release: Savusavu Market to undergo major upgrade

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Good news for market vendors and market goers in Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji! The Savusavu market is ready to undergo a major upgrade after an agreement signed today with UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office and Fiji’s Ministry of Local Government. 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

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

Market Vendors show camaraderie after severe floods

Thursday, April 19, 2018

In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Josie in April 2018, severe flooding struck several parts of Fiji. The flooding in Ba and other areas badly affected market vendors, their markets and businesses, with many people evacuated. For Venina Vakarusere, President of the Nausori Market Vendors Association, the drive to support vendors at the Ba Market came naturally. With shared goals and challenges, and after building relationships through UN Women’s Markets for Change project... More

Security, hygiene and disability friendly facilities for Auki Market

Monday, March 12, 2018

Security fencing and increasing access to facilities for people with disabilities will be priorities for Auki Market's revamp following requests from market management, vendors and others who use the marketplace. The recommendations are from the first formal Auki Market Infrastructure Task Force Meeting, held 9... More

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