'Positive Sei’ bringing hope to homes on the airwaves

Tonga was still picking up the pieces after the Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunami waves when the pandemic reached its shores. The volcano’s ashfall had damaged roads, polluted water and destroyed crops. The tsunami waves battered homes and strewn…

Tkakl Mekreos envisions equal opportunities for women in Palau

Tkakl Mekreos is the SPC Country Focal Officer for Pacific Women Lead based in Palau. He works closely with the Palauan Government and communities in Palau to assist with their gender equality initiatives in-country. “I come from a community where women…

What is it like being a gender-based violence counsellor in the Pacific?

“In order to be a gender-based violence counsellor, you need to be dedicated to genuinely helping people,” says Candida Kaious, Program Coordinator for the Weto In Mour (WiM) crisis centre at Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), in the…

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…

Mereseini Rakuita announced as SPC's Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women

The Pacific Community (SPC) has announced the appointment of Mereseini Rakuita as its ‘Principal Strategic Lead – Pacific Women’.   Ms Rakuita will champion the organisation’s work on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls to bring about…

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…
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