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.

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…

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…

International Women’s Day - Rural women are defining Pacific Resilience

Photo: Women in agriculture in Solomon Islands. These women are engaged in organic agriculture at Baniata Community on Rendova Island in the Western Province. “Despite the myriad challenges they face, rural women are helping define Pacific resilience…

Women community leaders receive training on human rights and leadership

The Pacific Community Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation have completed training 90 community women leaders from Fiji’s Central, Northern, Western and recently the Eastern…

Boost for women in Pacific maritime sector

The Pacific Women in Maritime Association (PacWiMA) has been revived and will advocate for the empowerment and integration of Pacific women in the maritime sector.

Communicating our Development Priorities: Women's stories of Sustainable Development

“Our stories need to be told. Policy makers need to be aware of how activities impacting on the environment are affecting our livelihoods. They need to take a holistic view at society to see how policies are actually impacting every single member of…

Tribute to valued SPC colleague Losana McGowan

The staff of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) are shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of a valued Fijian colleague and friend, Ms Losana McGowan.

Shared imperative to act on gender equality in the Pacific

As the world marks International Women’s Day on 8 March, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on the status of women in the Pacific region. Message from the Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga:
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