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9 06, 2020

Pacific Conference of Churches highlights the important role oceans play in the time of COVID-19

2020-06-09T15:39:24+12:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan says now more than ever, there is a need to respect the ocean. As today marks “World Oceans Day”, Reverend Bhagwan says people turn to the sea for survival as a result of lockdown and unemployment. Rev. Bhagwan says during the time

12 05, 2020

Cyclone Harold and Covid-19: Disaster and inequality in the Pacific

2020-05-12T12:44:00+12:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Opinion Feature The arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic to our Pacific shores once again brought to light the weakness of public health systems in our region. The reality is that our health systems are not ready for this crisis. Amid the challenge of understanding and mitigating the spread of this global pandemic,

11 05, 2020

‘AT THE CROSSROAD’ – Katehana’s search for shelter in clash of Climate Change Effects and COVID-19

2020-05-12T12:44:19+12:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Opinion Feature Our team arrived at the riverbank just below Katehana village. It took us about half an hour bumpy drive through a red muddy terrain. The clear afternoon had quickly turned dull. The sky was already grey and droplets of rain beckoned us to turn around. Darker clouds loomed further up

13 11, 2019

PNG podcast with feminist perspective launches new series

2019-11-21T15:25:06+13:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

We previously shared episodes of “Who Asked Her?” the podcast created by Papua New Guinean lawyer Elvina Ogil to discuss “issues of importance to Papua New Guineans across all demographics” but from a unique feministic perspective. “[The podcast] is about broadening our view of Papua New Guinean women at home because we have

30 10, 2019

Discovering what the ‘Blue Economy’ means to Pacific communities

2019-11-13T17:04:33+13:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: DSE, Featured, Large Ocean States, Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Raising Pacific Voices (RPV) has launched a research project on behalf of the Pacific Regional NGO Alliance (PRNGO) to listen to the voices of communities and community leaders in Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Tuvalu about what the ocean means to them. The 'Blue Economy' topic for research was selected by the

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

1 09, 2019

Micronesian Podcast: Spotlighting social issues in the Northern Pacific

2019-10-09T10:07:11+12:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Harrison Selman Patrick Pedrus is the maker and host of the Micronesian Podcast, a regular podcast where he discusses a range of social issues with guests. Highlights include: New bill for women in FSM congress A bill introduced by vice speaker, Senator Esmond B. Moses could guaranteed women representation in Congress. https://anchor.fm/the-micronesian/episodes/Episode-39---New-bill-for-women-in-FSM-Congress-e1sdns

27 08, 2019

Joining forces to ensure nobody is left behind

2019-10-09T10:03:23+12:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Harrison Selman The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have agreed to work together in addressing sexual and reproductive health needs of people living with disability. Their Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) formalises and builds on the existing partnership between the organisations. IPPF Director Programme and Operations,

9 08, 2019

Rights over natural resources remains a concern as Pacific churches call for decolonisation of French Polynesia

2019-10-09T10:30:53+12:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Polynesia, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

The future and sovereignty of the people of Ma’ohi Nui/French Polynesia and their natural resources remains a concern as Pacific churches continue to push for the decolonisation process. The President of the Association Union Chretienne des Jeunes Gens, Tiare-Maohi Tairua, says: “We remain optimistic that a genuine process of implementation of these mandates will

9 08, 2019

Pacific leadership on climate change is necessary and inevitable

2019-10-09T10:01:00+12:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

By Katerina Teaiwa The office of Nei Tabera Ni Kai (NTK), a film unit based in the town of Taborio, in the small island nation of Kiribati, is a small concrete building situated two metres above sea level, 30 metres from the lagoon on one side and 45 metres from the ocean on the

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

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