“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
With the Pacific region having one of the lowest numbers of women in parliament and local government the scheduled el
“EMPOWERMENT to women around our region is something I feel is very important because we have the lowest rate o
Prominent women-leaders from the Central-West region of Western province excelled to greater heights in knowledge and
The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.
AUTHORITIES will crack down on forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the abuse of migrant spouses under a n
40 participants from Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will gradua
Forty police officers in Fiji have completed a workshop on human rights and gender.
There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat force
The United States government has recognised Bougainville women for their contribution to peace building before, durin
Women from around the region are in Fiji to learn how to influence social change, and to take that influence beyond t
The five days transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training ended successful
Counterpart International, a global leader in the development of the social sector, announced the official launch of
“My 10 year old daughter decided to follow me when I visited a friend at the hospital.
Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai'i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called f
Marshall Islands is suing the US and eight other nuclear-armed nations over a failure to disarm.
The recognition of women's participation in economic development is vital, says Pacific Islands News Association pres
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has come out strongly against sexual offences committed against women and children.
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neil has completed his historic state visit to the Autonomous Region o
There is some indication that the rates of physical violence against women have reduced since the Fiji Women's Crisis
In the Solomon Islands in the south-west Pacific, where two in three of the estimated female population of 252,000 ha
Australia's Security Council presidency, set to commence on 1 September, has already been tarnished by the government
UN women are now working with the Pacific Regional Facility Fund to try to prevent and eliminate violence against wom
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
Women from South East Asia and Pacific countries will meet in Fiji to discuss issues relating to managing home enviro
The assistant secretary general of the UN, Lakshmi Puri, made remarks on the need for women around the world to addre
The Solomon Islands, a developing island nation in the south-west Pacific Islands, has one of the highest urbanisatio
Women face greater odds in achieving equal political representation in the Pacific Islands than in any other region o
The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Papua New Guinea to take concrete action followi
A woman has been tortured and burned alive in Papua New Guinea after being accused of using sorcery to kill a young b
Speaking at the launch ceremony held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, the Forum Chair, Hon.
The Resolution 1325 is the first resolution ever passed by the UN Security Council which laid the foundation for equa
“While both the organisations sent in our full documents to the Commission on the 10th, as per the deadline for
Globally, 139 constitutions include guarantees of gender equality, 125 countries outlaw domestic violence.
Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the
Project Respect, which provides support for victims of trafficking, estimates that at any given time there are around
Many Solomon Islands women slum dwellers have to walk at least a kilometre a day carrying heavy loads of water back t
The seven MDGs include elimination of extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender
Access to information including education programmes for rural women to enable them to participate in formal decision
Leaders of 15 Pacific Island nations have pledged to remove barriers to women's economic empowerment, end violence ag
This is the case in the autonomous region of Bougainville in the east of the country, where disarmament remains elusi
Long-term funding by the Australian government has been underpinned by a clear commitment from the heads of Pacific s
The Pacific region has one of the highest documented rates of violence against women in the world, with as many as 69
Representing a collective membership of 324 diverse rural women they have documented and shared a series of prioritie
The Solomon Islands cabinet has refused to approve a report on women in time for its submission to a meeting of a Uni
Solomon Islands' new police commissioner says the police must set an example when it comes to addressing the country'
Papua New Guinea enters its second week of elections, but with the only female MP in PNG retiring, there are fears no
This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important ins
Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) will launch its first gender audit report at a special event in Honiara