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UN rights forum’s action on climate and COVID-19 vaccines shows its relevance, says President...

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After one of the busiest years in the history of the Human Rights Council, President and Fijian diplomat Ambassador Nashat Shameem Khan insisted on...

First local female CEO of Solomon Telekom Company

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Solomon Telekom Company Limited has confirmed the appointment of Christina Lasaqa as its new chief executive officer. Lasaqa, a Solomon Islands national from Gwou’ulu, Lau...

The ‘gals’ behind Samoa’s first woman PM

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By Megha Mohan and Yousef Eldin There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world,...

Is Gender-based Violence the worst Pandemic we have ever faced?

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OP- Ed by Levan Bouadze, Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji The COVID-19 pandemic affected lives, plagued economies, left millions without jobs and income...

Two more Samoa women MPs appointed make up six in the House

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Two extra women parliamentarians have been appointed by the Samoa Head of State and now make up six women members of parliament following last...

Building a secure, inclusive Pacific-addressing gender inequality in COVID-19 times: with Forum Gender Specialist,...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed many challenges in our sea of islands, but it has also presented us the opportunity to build on our...

Inaugural women’s leadership awards for disaster risk reduction granted to Fijian trailblazer

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The inaugural Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards have been granted to Vasiti Soko, Director of the National Disaster...

WWF and partners launch gender mainstreaming in Fiji offshore Tuna Industry report

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In a bid to strengthen gender inclusion and gender mainstreaming in Fiji’s tuna offshore sector, WWF and partners today launched a Gender Mainstreaming in...

Fiji’s Covid-19 outbreak prompts a new way of leading

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Op-ed by Tessa Price, Regional Executive for the Pacific ANZ NZ Ltd After finding herself locked out of Fiji when the borders were closed...

PNG’s ruling Pangu Party elects first woman president

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Well-known former Papua New Guinea radio and tourism personality Erigere Singin has made history by being elected as the first woman national president of...

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EU could suspend Vanuatu visa-free travel over ‘golden passports’ scheme

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The European Commission has proposed suspending a visa-free travel arrangement with Vanuatu due to concerns about the Pacific nation’s controversial “golden passports” scheme. The proposed...