All female Pacific crew set to sail Hinemoana II for research on whales

An all-female Pacific-crewed expedition is to set sail from New Zealand’s North Island for scientific research on whale populations.  The Hinemoana II is set to leave the Bay of Plenty in mid-July and arrive in

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Women make up just six percent of candidates for Solomon Islands election

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has revealed the number of women candidates running at the 2024 national election will be just six percent of the total number of candidates contesting, lower than the previous

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Penina Pasifika women’s rugby team arrives in Australia

The recently formed Penina Pasifika women’s rugby team has touched down in Australia and is gearing up for their inaugural match against the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby Women pre-season tournament. Local

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Pacific women and online abuse

Fijian women are bearing the brunt of online abuse, says the country’s Online Safety Commission (OSC). The OSC says 61.44% of Fijian women experience this form of violence while men account for 38.56%. Facebook

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Fijian feminists launch new booklet in a call to action against poverty

Many tears and heartfelt stories were shared in Suva this week at the launch of a new booklet that highlights the socio-economic challenges that Fijian women, girls, and gender-diverse people face on a daily basis.

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Galoa women turning trash to cash

In Fiji, a group of 15 dedicated women has been doing their part to create a circular economy by turning plastic trash into cash for the last four years. Based in the coastal village of Galoa, the Bulikula Women’s

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Galoa women turning trash into cash

In Fiji, a group of 15 dedicated women has been doing their part to create a  circular economy by turning plastic trash into cash. Based in the coastal village of Galoa, the Bulikula Women’s Plastics Group was

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Vanuatu’s first women’s rugby league team already winners, says manager

Vanuatu’s first-ever rugby league team in the women’s category will add to the excitement building in Honiara for the 2023 Pacific Games, with Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) founding member and team manager of

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Pacific women face most discrimination in legal profession, survey finds

The Pacific Lawyers Association is concerned Pacific women are the most discriminated against group within the legal profession in New Zealand. The NZ Law Society has just released a new legal workplace survey which

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SPBD businesswomen lauded at annual awards

The Vodafone Arena in Suva last week was full-packed with radiant businesswomen celebrating their efforts at the 12th annual South Pacific Business Development awards. SPBD Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greg

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Careers in ocean science beckons to young Pacific women

Pacific young women are taking a greater interest in protecting our oceans for the future. At last week’s inaugural conference on ocean science and ocean management in Nadi, Fiji, Tanga Morris Jnr, 26, said that

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Pacific women leaders urged to support each other, and all women

“From the beginning, we were created to stand by each other, to support each other. It is through the patriarchal design that got us here today where we must also find the solution.” That was the message from

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