Organics open new opportunities for gender equality

As the recovery from COVID-19 in the Pacific gains momentum, agriculture and food systems are central to its success.  The organic movement in Fiji and region-wide has continued to grow, even during this still lingering calamity. Now is the time to…

New handbook applies Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) lens to Pacific’s Fisheries Sector

The Second Edition of the Pacific Handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture was launched this week with the aim to bridge the gender gaps and overcome existing exclusions of marginalised groups that lie within…

Building a secure future for women and girls in rural Fiji

“The young girls in this village are the mothers of tomorrow,” says mother of three Amele Nauga. “The fruit and other trees here are our main source of income for the future, and we must teach the children that.”

 Filling the Gender Gap in the Pacific’s Offshore Fisheries Sector

By: Natalie Makhoul – SPC’s PEUMP Gender and Human Rights Specialist In February, this year, I was invited to participate with other relevant fisheries and gender stakeholders in two consultative workshops organised by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (…

Breaking cultural and social boundaries

Naomi Jackson Druma originally from Lawaki in Kadavu, was born and raised in Lautoka in a family of three, being the youngest of the family Naomi has always wanted to be a mentor and a leader. “My family was the greatest influence in my career choice. My…

Pacific Handbook for gender equity and social inclusion in coastal fisheries and aquaculture

International Women’s Day (IWD) is globally dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. It is a day of reflection and a day to highlight critical women’s rights issues and priorities, as well as, a day…

Meet Dr Eka Buadromo - International Women's Day 2021

International Women’s Day (IWD) is globally dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. It is a day of reflection and a day to highlight critical women’s rights issues and priorities, as well as, a day…

Leadership at the Pacific’s largest development organization – Karen Mapusua IWD2021

The integration of women in historically male-dominated fields in the Pacific in this new decade is being realized at all job levels, including senior management. For International Women’s Day this year, The Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources…

Meet Neomai Ravitu - International Women's Day 2021

International Women’s Day (IWD) is globally dedicated to celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. It is a day of reflection and a day to highlight critical women’s rights issues and priorities, as well as, a day…

Meet Peggy Roudaut, Project Manager, Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management (PROTEGE), SPC

Peggy has been with SPC since 2016 and has managed several regional projects in the Pacific region. A Caledonian woman with a unique knowledge of Oceanic countries and territories, she shares her recent experience as Project Manager within the Climate…
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