Pacific Sport: The best of 2014

Peter Rees
Tue 09 Dec 2014 -

It was a remarkable year for athletes of Pacific heritage in the international arena.

Samoa leads offset carbon call for SIDS 2014

Tue 12 Aug 2014 -

Samoa is calling for citizens around the world to help offset carbon emissions as a result of the largest global meeting to be held the Pacific Islands.

Women with Disabilities need to be included in the 2015 Development Agenda

Wed 10 Apr 2013 -

NOUMEA, New Caledonia---- The integration of women with disabilities in the 2015 development agenda is weak in the Pacific region says Ms Bridget Leduc, Gender Advisor of the Secretariat if the Pacific Community.

March 2013

Pacific should celebrate

Laisa Taga, Editor-in-Chief

March 8—is International Women’s Day (IWD)—and it is celebrated throughout the world. For the Pacific, there is a lot more going for it this year and the March IWD should be a very good reason to celebrate our achievements.

Keeping the promise on March 8

Ariela Zibiah

It has been more than 100 years since a proposal that a celebration of and for women be held every year in every country on the same day was tabled at the second international conference of working women in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, as the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic ...

Change is possible and change is happening

Wed 06 Mar 2013 -

NEW YORK, USA --- Today on International Women’s Day I join every individual who believes that change is possible. We are guided by a founding principle of the United Nations: the equal rights of men and women.

Women Struggle for a Place in the Pacific

Catherine Wilson, Inter Press Service
Wed 06 Mar 2013 -

SYDNEY, Australia - Women face greater odds in achieving equal political representation in the Pacific Islands than in any other region of the world, holding just three percent of seats in national parliaments, compared to 20 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa and 18.5 percent in South East Asia.

National Council of Women Plans ‘Nite Mart at the Park’ for International Women’s Day

Tue 05 Mar 2013 -

SUVA, Fiji --- Economic empowerment is this year’s National Council of Women’s International Women’s Day celebrations focus says NCW general secretary, Fay Volatabu.

June 2012

New Documentary Gives Voice to Stories of Women

Erin Gleeson

Over five weeks in April and May, Solomon Islands One Television premiered RAMSI’s new documentary series, Mere Blo Iumi, Stori Blo Oketa—Our Women, Their Stories.

July 2012

Niu Health giving hope to women Savusavu

Susan Eames

In October 2010, Peace Corps volunteer Michelle Ferreira showed three women in Wailevu village on Vanua Levu how to make virgin coconut oil.

Violence against women in Fiji touches all aspect of women's lives, survey finds

Fri 01 Feb 2013 -

SUVA, Fiji (FWCC) --- A national survey of women in Fiji has found that more than three in five (64% of women) who had ever been in a relationship have experienced physical or sexual violence or both by a husband or intimate partner.

Woman appointed new Tongan Parliament Clerk

Fri 01 Feb 2013 -

NUKU’ALOFA, Tonga (MATANGI TONGA) ---- Gloria Guttenbeil Pole'o was appointed as the Clerk of the House effective on Monday 28 January 2013, the Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga announced.

January 2013

Taking stock of Pacific gender statistics

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Despite being natural team players, Pacific women are too often left watching from the sidelines according to the results of ‘gender stocktakes’ in several countries.

Remembering women activists

Diane Goodwillie

In the past few months, the Pacific has lost two champions of women’s rights—Ruth Lechte and Susan Parkinson.

April 2012

Pacific govts failed women

Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.

March 2012

Samoa’s women move labelled undemocratic

Merita Huch

For centuries, Samoa has always prided herself as a country that promotes the role of women as leaders in every aspect of society

November 2012

Promoting women in business

‘It is heartening to see that an event promoting women in business is bringing together women entrepreneurs, academics, financial and business experts, bankers and women media persons together in Fiji this month to identify the ongoing challenges women face in their business endeavours and deliberate on finding solutions’

October 2012

Gender equality’s not just the right thing: Clinton

Rowan Callick

The participation of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the post-Pacific Islands Forum dialogue this year proved especially appropriate since the role of women had been for once pushed to the fore.