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.  

Progressing Gender Equality in Micronesia: Country Work Planning Workshop

Government gender equality experts from Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau joined with colleagues from the Marshall Islands to develop program logic and work plans for the next five years to progress gender equality. The workshop…

Handbook spotlights gender and social inclusion in the Pacific’s fisheries sector

A Handbook on Pacific Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture has been launched by the Pacific Community (SPC).

Inspiring Gender Equality projects launched on eve of International Women’s Day, but “still so much work left to be done”

The Pacific Community (SPC) held a series of events in Suva to mark International Women’s Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Platform for Action and Gender Equality and Women’s Human Rights (PPA), and took the opportunity to officially launch…

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10…

Regional Strategy for Women in Maritime Meeting

Drafters from the PacWIMA (Cook Islands, Fiji, PNG, Tonga) meet to update the latest version of the Regional Strategy and progress work on the document.

Pacific Women in Maritime Association calls for better recognition, visibility and capacity

The Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWIMA) has elected a new executive committee and reaffirmed that the Pacific maritime sector must remain focused on meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of achieving gender equality…
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