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Pacific traditions and cultures have had resilience built into them since time immemorial, so rediscovering these concepts can help Pacific communities cope with and adapt to environmental and social changes.

19 09, 2019

Niu Pawa: What Climate Activism looks like in the Pacific

2019-09-19T17:10:25+12:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Written by ERNEST GIBSON – Oxfam in the Pacific and Pacific Youth Council Technical Advisory Group; and CHRISTOPHER TENISIO – 350 Pacific Climate Warriors Auckland In the Pacific, we are taught to recognise the value of narratives and stories from the day we are born. You need to know who you are: your mother

5 09, 2019

Save Tuvalu, Save the World

2019-09-05T14:46:40+12:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , |

Pacific Island countries have long recognised the climate crisis as the greatest threat to their futures. Drawing on the region’s strengths, values and a united Pacific voice, Pacific Island countries have sought to lead by example – making bold national commitments, playing a major role in international negotiations, and holding their bigger neighbours –

19 07, 2019

Down by the River: Addressing the needs of Fiji’s gender minorities after disasters

2019-07-19T11:00:14+12:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response On a sunny day in Lautoka, around 20 Fijian sexual and gender minority members met to share their stories. One attended in defiance of threats from her family. For another, it was the very

20 06, 2019

Empowered, Included and Equal: Believe in Better

2019-06-20T16:07:10+12:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yolanda Joab-Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia delivered a keynote address at the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum on 8 April 2019 in New York. Empowered. Included and Equal. It can be hard To relate to these words Words that are big and that are worthy of the pursuit to speak

30 05, 2019

Harnessing Vanuatu’s youth and blockchain to build resilience

2019-05-31T11:51:27+12:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Oxfam's Sandra Hart was a featured speaker during the opening session at the Pacific Resilience Partnership meeting in Suva in May. Highlights from her speech follow: To innovate is to adapt. To adapt is to take risks and to face risks in order to better anticipate and mitigate risks for the future. In

30 05, 2019

Nuclear awareness and activism in the Marshall Islands

2019-05-30T12:54:02+12:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, REACH-MI|Tags: , , , |

Madeleine Johnson was a featured speaker during the opening session at the Pacific Resilience Partnership meeting in Suva in May. Below are highlights from her speech. My Grandma was born in 1926 in Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. She was only 20 years old when her family and community were evacuated in

21 05, 2019

Help us get the balance right!

2019-05-23T10:51:18+12:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

Women leaders from the Vanuatu Civil Society Influencing Network have delivered an important request for support to the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency António Guterres, in Port Vila. “Let’s get the balance right! We’re aiming for 50% women in our National Parliament from 2020 on,” said Hilda Lini, spokesperson for

29 04, 2019

Financing the future we need

2019-04-29T11:26:59+12:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

Building a resilient, inclusive and climate-just Asia Pacific By RAIJELI NICOLE and LAN MERCADO | Oxfam in the Pacific and Asia When the members and governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) meet in Nadi, Fiji on May 1-5 for its 52nd annual meeting, it will be a hugely symbolic moment for the climate

1 03, 2019

PIANGO: Ensure disability inclusion and ownership in humanitarian responses

2019-04-04T10:34:19+12:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

There is a need to build meaningful relationships and create enabling spaces that gain the trust of people living with disabilities. Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) Research and Policy Officer Josaia Osborne in his presentation at the 6th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability (Conference programme | Word doc) in Nadi, Fiji said a

27 02, 2019

The role of faith communities as agents of social change in ending violence against women

2019-02-27T15:52:29+12:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC),  Reverend JAMES BHAGWAN delivered a message from the Christian faith perspective on ending violence against women, at the high-level launch of the European Union and United Nations Spotlight Initiative in Apia, Samoa on 26 February 2019. Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: This is not a

12 12, 2018

The human face of climate change and the role of our island youth

2018-12-12T15:14:13+12:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

Young people from large ocean states, or Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are advocating for action on climate change by sharing their experiences with people from around the world. In celebration of ‘Young and Future Generations Day’ at the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, a side event on youth and the role

6 12, 2018

Oxfam continues cash assistance to Vanuatu evacuees

2018-12-06T15:24:29+12:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

SOME 2694 families are expected to benefit from the Cash Transfer Programme distributions beginning on Thursday, December 6 for displaced members of Ambae Island who are currently living on Santo. The program is being administered by Oxfam in Vanuatu office with donor support from the New Zealand Government and the Cargill Foundation of the

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