Profile: Viniura, farmer in Taputapuatea (French Polynesia) for International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day: Working together across all SPC programmes to improve gender equality

Photo: This International Women’s Day directors from several SPC divisions joined a Panel Discussion, as part of the ‘One-SPC Event for International Women’s Day’. Credit: SPC   On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of women but we…

International Women’s Day: Meet Maria of Barana Village (Solomon Islands)

This year, International Women’s Day on March 8 coincides with the Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry, held 6 – 10 March in Nadi, Fiji. Meet Maria Bao of Barana village.

A changing Pacific landscape this International Women’s Day, by Miles Young, Director of the Pacific Community's (SPC) Human Rights and Social Development Division

Photo: Counsellors and caseworkers from women’s crisis centre in the Pacific travel to ensure access to their services. Pictured are counsellors from Chuuk Women’s Centre.  

“It changed everything for me”, Lorian Finau-Groves from Samoa

Lorian Finau-Groves attended the Pacific Fisheries Leadership Programme (PFLP) which aims to strengthen the leadership capabilities and capacities of emerging female and male leaders in the Pacific fisheries sector.  I was newly appointed as a Principal…

Elenoa Salele - SPC's Animal Health and Production Officer shares her testimony for International Women's Day 2022

Every International Women's Day, I am reminded of the little achievements, the little wins and the little celebrations I have made along the way. When making the decision of undertaking agriculture from high school, right through to university to date as…

Special Edition of Lagipoiva 360 Pacific Geopolitics on International Women's Day

Tonight Lagipoiva is interviewing le Afioga Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago - Elisara who is the Regional Director for Polynesia at The Pacific Community (SPC). Leituala shares her views on women's leadership, cultural leadership and equality in the…

Creating opportunities and building capacity for Pacific women in Health

In the Pacific is the landscape changing for Women in health? We know that Pacific health systems and infrastructures are fragile but there is always room for improvement and to lobby for change, ensuring our national plans are providing equal…

International Women’s Day 2022 – Break the Bias

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day – Break the Bias is a reminder for us as an organisation of the ongoing work needed in this critical area of gender equality. For women and girls in our region to feel safe, be included in decision making,…

International Women’s Day 2022 – SPC wishes a Happy International Day to all Women!

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