Sustainable workforce promoting equal opportunities for Pacific women in Maritime
More than 50% of Pacific people live in outer islands. Maritime transport is the backbone of their island economies and communities. The importance of maritime transport in the Pacific has become increasingly critical during this time of COVID-19. This…
Q&A with the Gender and Value Chains Advisor for Pacific Organic & Ethical Trade Community (POETCom), Flavia Ciribello
Women contribute significantly to their nation’s economies. In the Pacific, this overarches the formal, informal, subsistence and domestic labour activities; yet economically, their contribution often remains invisible or overlooked.
Pacific Women lead the region in combating deforestation and forest degradation
Loraini’s story of becoming one of few female Forestry Technicians in the Pacific
Bridging fishers’ and Western scientific knowledges to farm sea cucumbers in a community setting in Palau
Photo © George Stoyle - A fisherwoman gleaning sea cucumbers in the seagrass beds adjacent to the farm By Caroline Ferguson1, Ann Singeo and Alex Ferrier-Loh Caroline Ferguson is a PhD candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and…
Valuing the critical roles and contributions of women fishers to food security and livelihoods in Fiji
By Alyssa S. Thomas, Sangeeta Mangubhai1, Margaret Fox, Watisoni Lalavanua, Semisi Meo, Waisea Naisilisili, Alfred Ralifo, Joeli Veitayaki and Salote Waqairatu
Gender in tuna value chains: Case studies from Indonesia and Solomon Islands
By Kate Barclay1 , Nicholas McClean1 , Dedi S. Adhuri2 , Reuben Sulu3 and Michael Fabinyi1
Rachael Luru, balancing being an at-sea observer and a mum
How do you manage when you are a young mother and your job requires you to spend several weeks in a row at sea, on fishing boats, in order to collect crucial data for the conservation of the fishery resources of your country?
Pacific Community pays tribute to valued SPC former colleague Jill Emberson
Photo credit: ABC - The Jill Effect: ABC broadcaster Jill Emberson dies, leaving extraordinary legacy for ovarian cancer research Today, the Pacific Community (SPC) staff mourns the loss of a valued former colleague, Jill Emberson. SPC extends its…
Pacific Transport Ministers launch global first strategy to strengthen the empowerment of women and girls in maritime
The Regional Strategy for Pacific Women In Maritime (2020-2024) was launched by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Sili Epa Tuioti calling political leaders and policy maker’s to support equal opportunities for women in the maritime sector.
Women Peace and Security Summit
This event is an opportunity to support Pacific Islands Forum members and other partners to collectively assess the current Women, Peace and Security environment in the region, identify gaps and explore potential initiatives.