2016 Sampari Art Exhibition: Call Out for Artists

The 2016 Sampari Art Exhibition and Sale for West Papua in Melbourne is calling for submissions from Papua New Guinean, ni-Vanuatu, Solomon Islander, Fijian and New Caledonian Kanak artists to raise awareness about West Papua.

Maketi Ples 2016 bigger and better than ever

The opening night of the annual Pacific Islands art and artisan exhibition, Maketi Ples 2016, has been deemed a massive success.

Pacific Women seeking feedback for Roadmap to Guide Pacific Women Programming

Pacific Women is seeking your feedback to help add a diversity of perspectives to the development of a roadmap to guide its future investments in women’s economic empowerment, women’s leadership and decision-making, and ending violence against women.

Stakeholders Discuss Progress of Tonga’s Revised National Policy on Gender and Development

Key stakeholders met to discuss the progress of Tonga’s Revised National Gender Policy (2014-2018) on 16 June in Nuku’alofa.

Pacific Stakeholders Advance Gender Research in the Region

June was an exciting month for gender research in the region, as around 50 dynamic Pacific researchers and stakeholders converged at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus to advance the gender research capacity-building agenda among Pacific Island Countries.

Tuvalu Welcomes Gender and Social Inclusion Support

As part of its commitment to advancing gender equality, Pacific Women has supported the engagement of gender advisers to Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, and Tuvalu to support the implementation of country plans.

Applications open for Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Program

The Pacific Women’s Sports Leadership Program is now open for applications for women from eligible Pacific Island countries.

Australian support for better transport infrastructure in Solomon Islands

The Australia Government has announced it will continue to support long-term economic growth in Solomon Islands by investing AU$42 million in transport improvements across the country over the next five years.

Festival Highlights Women’s Contributions to Cocoa Industry

The Solomon Islands’ Cocoa Industry Working Group held the country’s first Cocoa Festival in Honiara in May-June 2016. The Working Group, established through PHAMA’s assistance in 2012, hosted over 100 attendees including cocoa producers, buyers, exporters, local businesses and government representatives.

Vanuatu Director of Women Affairs Honoured as Nominee for Women of Courage Award

Vanuatu’s Director of Women Affairs, Dorosday Kenneth Watson, has been honoured as the Vanuatu nominee for the 2016 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.