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Celebrating Partnerships for Gender Equality in the Marketplace

Friday, August 23, 2019

Good news for market vendors and market goers in Gizo, Western Province, Solomon Islands: Today, the Australian Government is celebrating the grand official opening of the Gizo Market with the Western Provincial Government and the Gizo Market Vendors Association (GMVA).

Improving support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

Monday, July 29, 2019

Support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence continues to improve as SAFENET Referral Network (SAFENET member numbers continue to increase.

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.

Pacific Countries Share Resources to Support Counsellors Helping Family Violence Survivors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Solomon Islands’ Family Support Centre (FSC) has just been supported with training in Honiara by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), following last year’s visit by Vanuatu Women’s Center to help FSC train its volunteer community committees.

Government takes a lead to better support women and girl survivors of domestic violence in Solomon Islands

Monday, April 1, 2019

Women and girls who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are benefitting from improved access to timely, coordinated and survivor-centred services from government and civil society agencies in Solomon Islands.

Meet the women pushing for equal representation in Solomon Islands provinces

Friday, March 8, 2019

The list of things women shouldn’t do according to Solomon Islands’ culture is long: no wearing shorts, no lingering eye contact with men, no sitting near your brothers and no speaking up, among them. The rules are nuanced and vary by province and tribe. But overall, cultural predispositions across the country leave women without the same level of respect and representation as men.

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...

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