The Stage of Change Theater Project team
THE set up of the Stages of Change project has been a great new opportunity to use theatre as a medium to look at the pressing social issues of Solomon Islands women.
The Solomon Islands have for many decades experienced a consistent battle of tackling gender based violence against women.
Naha 1 women who graduated from sista savve
THE seventh group of participants from the Naha I community have graduated from the Sistas Savve two year program.
There are 20 graduates who received their certificates during their graduation ceremony program after 10 weeks of successful training last week.
The program was funded by the people and government of New Zealand in partnership with YWCA and SIPPA to train single mothers and young women in Honiara with quality education, health and life skills.
Deputy Opposition Leader, Manasseh Sogavare
OPPOSITION MP Manasseh Sogavare has described the government’s move to establish reserved seats for women as non-aggressive.
Presenting his argument on the floor of parliament last week on the Political Party Integrity Bill 2013, Mr Sogavare claimed Section 30-37 of the Bill Amongst other policies, requires political parties to allocate 10% of their planned contested seats to women candidates.
The PM Lilo and Lord Mayor Andrew Mua chatting with Honiara youth leaders
PRIME Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has donated $100,000 to the Honiara City Council youth hub.
The Prime Minister made this donation on Monday night when he officially launched the youth week in Honiara.
The donation will go towards running the youth hub, buying sets of new computers, printers, to fund youth outreach programs, to fund new computers for the hub, furniture’s as well as funding capacity building trainings for the youths.
WOMEN’S interest to venture into politics is a positive sign as far as gender equality is concerned.
That’s the view of Solomon Islands National University (SINU) vice-chancellor Dr Patricia Rodie.
Recent national elections have seen an increasing number of women contesting for seats around the country.
“Women are as capable as their men counterparts to take on leadership roles,” Dr Rodie said.
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