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Malaita and Guadalcanal Authorised Justices Training

The training aims to build the capacity of Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Order for survivors of domestic violence. The Family Protection Act gives power to the Authorised Justices to issue Interim Protection Orders as a way of…

Workshop sets precedent for gender statistics on the work of women and men in the Pacific

Left to Right: Kim Robertson, Bill Joseph, Deputy Administrator RMI SSA; Lara Studzinski, Director SPC MRO.   The governments of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), using data based on work and gross…

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…

The first female land surveyor in Tonga: A voice for change in the Pacific

Siotasia Malolo is the first woman in Tonga who dared to take up a career path in one of the Island Kingdom’s male dominated professions, Land Surveying. Did she choose this profession or did the profession choose her? According to the 23 year old, her…

“Consent is the key word. Silence does not signify consent.”

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

"Some men think they can get away with this kind of behaviour"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 36-year-old mother of three and I sell fruit, vegetables and root crops at the big market in town. My youngest, a boy, is four years old and sometimes I take him to the market with me if my sister-in-law is busy…

"We are expected to accept this behaviour as normal"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 24-year-old transgender woman. I work as a waitress at a big hotel. Sometimes I work in the restaurant area and other times in the bar, serving guests with food and drinks. The work is fun – I get to meet people…

Until we start speaking up, things are not going to improve…

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 46-year-old professional Pacific Island woman working for a large development organisation. My work requires frequent travel to Pacific Island countries for meetings and conferences.

“I feel like no one will believe us”

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m 39 years old. I’m a single mother with three children. My son is in high school and my two girls are in primary. My husband died last year. He had a heart attack. He was 45. He was a mechanic. He used to drink a…

"Luckily, our bank has a very clear policy"

Sexual harassment: Women’s stories I’m a 27 year-old bank worker. I love my job. I get to meet new people every day and there’s never a dull moment in the bank. Sure, some of the customers get frustrated with the waiting time and take it out on staff,…
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