Guardians of the Pacific: Meet Matuavao from Samoa

“We keep our ocean clean as we keep our house clean. [...] Because this is our whole future to worry about. For the next generations.” Anzac Day Aliielua, Matai of Salamumu Village, Samoa Across the region, governments and communities are working…

Influencing legal frameworks to promote the rights of people with disabilities

As the world continues to highlight the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalised groups, the collaborative effort between Pacific Island governments and civil society organisations in enacting laws for people with disabilities has not gone…

From youth camp to youth champ

Gadner Kagovai has always been sure of the career path he would follow. Growing up in the Solomon Islands, he dreamed of becoming a politician. Today, at 26 years old, Gadner has invested considerable effort in bringing that dream to life.

Traditional food production and food sharing practices help rural Pacific Island communities weather COVID-19 impacts, study finds

A newly published, seven-country study found that in rural Pacific Island communities that have maintained traditional practices around food production were better able to weather the initial impacts of COVID-19. “From sago farming in Papua New Guinea to…

Digital terminal, interactive quiz and videos: new awareness tools for sustainable fishing

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Fisheries Story: Adaptability is key to sustaining capacity development and technical support for Pacific Island member countries during the COVID-19 crisis

  As COVID-19 infections spread across the globe in early 2020 and governments shut down international travel, the Pacific Community’ Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) was forced to stop business-as-usual and confront how to deliver its work programmes…

Pacific-style Advocacy

  By Martin Child and Josephine Kalsuak

The Fisher’s Tales: helping young people learn more about good fishing practices

For its first participation in New Caledonia’s International Underwater Film and Photo Festival, the Pacific Community (SPC) held short-video screenings for the many schoolchildren, people living with disabilities, and members of the general public who…

Online regional workshop discusses how legislative frameworks address gender and human rights in coastal fisheries and aquaculture

Representatives from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga participated in a three-day virtual workshop held from 15-17 July, 2020. The virtual workshop discussed gender, social inclusion…

Putting people at the heart of the human rights treaty body system

This article originally appeared on OpenGlobalRights.org. It has been reprinted here with permission.
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