Stat of the week: Females (15+) spent 16% of their time (24 hour day) on unpaid domestic chores and care work in 2015 in Fiji

Females (15+) spent 16% of their time (24-hour day) on unpaid domestic chores and care work in 2015 in Fiji. It was 6% for males. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world. The 20th of December will be Human Solidarity Day, we could…

Stat of the week: In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019)

In Tonga, 19% of women (15-49) have suffered physical violence by their partner at least once in their lifetime (2019). This is one of the lowest reported rates in the Pacific.   25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence…

The importance of indigenous freshwater foods for rural women in Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands

Pacific Islanders are among the biggest consumers of aquatic foods – both animals and plants – in the world (Bell et al. 2009). On average, a Solomon Islander consumes 73 kg of aquatic food per year, and after roots and tubers, it is the most frequently…

My Guide to Voting Launch: Fiji Young Women’s Forum

My Guide to Voting (MG2V), a youth friendly booklet aimed at empowering diverse young women to think critically about their right to vote and their role in Fiji’s democratic process, was launched by the Fiji Young Women’s Forum (FYWF) in Suva this week…

Women need a stronger voice in disaster management

As the Pacific begins to shift its strategy towards a post COVID rebuilding model, there is an opportunity to rebuild institutions and programs, so they are stronger and more resilient. A key element to this process is increasing the participation and…

Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women keynote address on Women In Maritime day 2022

"If we are to make any meaningful changes to the participation of women in the maritime sector, we must be fully cognisant of the barriers that do exist.” Mereseini Rakuita, SPC’s Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women, shared this comment in her…

Women in fisheries #35 profiles: Jacqueline Nalomaca-Seru

By Saras Sharma and Jacqueline Nalomaca-Seru Ever since I was young, I have always had a love for the sea. I think it’s because I was near it or in it most of the time.

Pacific Women Lead Team starts work at Pacific Community (SPC)

Pacific Women Lead has transitioned to the Pacific Community (SPC)'s Human Rights and Social Development (HRSD) Division. With this transition, Pacific Women Lead is now at the centre of SPC’s regional work on gender equality.  

Pacific Data Hub to host ten years of valuable Pacific Women learnings

Photo: Smiling women, Port Vila, Vanuatu (credit: Graham Crumb/Imagicity.com)   What happens to the data, insights and learnings generated from a long running development programme when it closes? The unfortunate reality is many times they are lost. When…

Women at the Helm of Ocean Stewardship

In April 2021, the Pacific Community (SPC) coordinated the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women, hosted by the Government of French Polynesia. The conference brought together decision-makers,…
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