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Markets for Change continues COVID-19 response work

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In consultation with market vendors and relevant authorities, the Markets for Change (M4C) project provided WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) materials to support the COVID-19 response work in Honiara, Auki, and Gizo markets.

Women leading in Fiji in the time of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the role of women leaders in ensuring markets continue to operate to support women’s livelihoods and food security for communities. Women market vendors, market management, representatives from the Governments of Fiji and Australia, and UN Women came together today to highlight the role of women’s leadership in local government and market spaces in Fiji, while commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8.

New Market Vendor Association established in Munda

Friday, March 5, 2021

[Press release] Participants. Photo: UN Women/Ednah Ramoau Gizo, Solomon Islands – Women market vendors of Munda, in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands have established a Market Vendor Association, an inclusive and effective representative marketplace group that can advocate for the rights and interests of market vendors. More than 35 market vendors came together in Munda this week to go through some basic training around the formation of an association. Topics covered...

UN Women: Gender-based violence has no place in society

Monday, February 22, 2021

Whether it is in our homes; communities; sports; places of work, learning, or worship - gender-based violence is always unacceptable - anywhere it occurs and in any form it takes.

Best Practices for Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, February 22, 2021

There is widespread recognition that preventing violence against women and girls requires working with men and boys as allies, partners and activists. Today, the Regional Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), present a set of principles and best practices that allow for that while still ensuring accountability to Pacific women and girls.

Inclusive consultations are essential for effective governance of customary land in Solomon Islands

Friday, February 19, 2021

[Press release]   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi.   Photo courtesy of UNDP Solomon Islands/ Andrew Tahisi. Solomon Islands, February 2021 – More than 100 landholding groups’ representatives including 60 women leaders from three provinces – Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western Provinces will participate in a series of consultation and awareness programs to learn how to make customary land available and accessible for the future...

In the words of Vaela Ngai: “Recognising, promoting and respecting women and their rights is not a foreign concept; it is part and parcel of most of our customary laws.”

Saturday, February 13, 2021

This is a series of articles from the Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources (IGNR) project in Solomon Islands, the heroines of which are local leaders who participated in the Traditional Governance and Facilitation Bill consultations organized by the IGNR project this year.

Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to Consider Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

Partners of the Markets for Change (M4C) project in Vanuatu, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau joined Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner H.E Clemency Oliphant and other stakeholder representatives from the local governments, municipal councils, market vendor associations, and government departments for the M4C Phase II Design Validation Workshop on Monday.

Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to discuss Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Hon. Premila Kumar, Minister for Local Government, H.E John Feakes, the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji and Sandra Bernklau, the Representative of UN Women joined other stakeholders from municipal councils and market vendor associations at a validation workshop to discuss plans for a second phase of the Markets for Change project for Fiji.

Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event today to mark the launch of the national consultations across Fiji to produce a whole-of-government and whole-of-community, evidence-based, measurable, inclusive and funded five-year National Action Plan (2021-2026).

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