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Meet the women pushing for equal representation in Solomon Islands provinces

The Pacific region has the lowest number of women parliamentarians in the world. In Solomon Islands, one Member of Parliament out of 50 is a woman, and a total of four women have served as MPs in the…  


Digital Advocate Advances Access to Public Services

Ms Rokotuinaceva is not entirely new to mobile digital technology, she had tried a social media platform once but only realized its huge potential when a team of government officers and United Nations…  


Breaking through the Glass Ceiling: Women in the Police Force

The two women officers have been recruits for six years, and over the years, have watched male recruits with only one to two years’ experience undertake basic recruits training in Fiji. The formal…  


Tuvalu Seeks to Increase Women’s Representation in Upcoming Elections

More than 20 women representing different communities in Tuvalu are engaged in a five-day capacity building session that aims to increase the interest and the level of participation of women in the…  


Dyfan Jones: The REACH Capacity Building Workshop

It is a great privilege to be with you at this Capacity Building Workshop organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in partnership with the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji. It…  


Saving for retirement in the informal sector: A market vendor's story

Since June last year, Ruth Kamu has stuck to her goal to save at least SBD $100 (USD $12.79) a month toward her retirement. The 43-year-old market vendor in Honiara, Solomon Islands, says that she…  


practice parliament for women manual

The idea for a Practice Parliament for Women came about as a direct response to the call from women around the Pacific region to be supported, and to have their political and policy skills developed.  


Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Programme

The objective of the Nauru Entrepreneurship Development Programme was to build and strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of Nauruans to confidently engage in individual enterprises that will provide…  

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