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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.

Australian Government announces new partnership to strengthen women's economic empowerment in Solomon Islands

The Australian Government has announced a new $2.3 million four year partnership with the business community in Solomon Islands that will strengthen the role of women in the economy and importantly encourage more female business leaders.

Westpac Fiji hosts "Lunch and Learn" Session

Westpac Fiji, in partnership with the Fiji Women Entrepreneurs Business Council, hosted a ‘lunch and learn’ session with guest speaker Her Excellency Professor Dr Yohana Susana Yembise, Republic of Indonesia’s Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.

Nominate now: Westpac Outstanding Women Awards open for 2016

Westpac are calling on you to honour exceptional women, with the launch of the 2016 Westpac Outstanding Women (WOW) awards. The launch is an important milestone for PNG – the 10th anniversary of the country’s premier and most prestigious awards for women.