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1 03, 2019

PIANGO: Ensure disability inclusion and ownership in humanitarian responses

2019-03-01T01:25:03+00:00March 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+00:00February 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

13 12, 2018

‘Poor humanitarian coordination causes more harm than good for women’

2018-12-13T12:32:08+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

The competition for space by donors, intergovernmental agencies and international NGOs in Pacific countries in the aftermath of disasters causes more harm than good, a major regional meeting on ending violence against women has heard. Poor coordination and a failure to connect with local groups already working on the ground often lead to a

13 12, 2018

‘Home-grown initiatives to end violence against women show better results’

2018-12-13T12:30:10+00:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Home-grown initiatives in the Pacific to address violence against women and girls have better chances of succeeding and bringing about change, than overseas-designed programs that are implemented with good intentions but in the wrong context. This was a theme of discussions at the eighth meeting of the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women

12 12, 2018

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

2018-12-12T15:14:13+00:00December 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

1 12, 2018

Where water meets oil in the Pacific

2019-02-15T15:35:51+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

By GAAFAR J. UHERBELAU Thanks to the reach of social media and the global resurgence of social activism, much light is being shed on many social justice issues, globally and in our Pacific region. Issues such as poverty, inequality, racism, sexism, and all other –isms being driven by hashtag movements – made more aware

29 11, 2018

Adaption & Resilience in Vanuatu – OXFAM

2018-11-29T15:00:02+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, Resources, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Download this Document Adaptation and Resilience in Vanuatu  2015-90 Vanuatu Research Report_(pdf - English 1.5MB) Climate change is a growing threat to Vanuatu, and community-based climate assessments have recorded increasing temperatures, changed rainfall patterns and rising sea levels. This research, led by Dr Jon Ensor from the Stockholm Environment

16 11, 2018

PasifikaRising.org platform and guide for civil society groups launched

2018-11-16T17:08:48+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NEWS RELEASE | Suva, Fiji | 16 November 2018 A platform aimed at supporting capacity development and resource-sharing among Pacific civil society groups was launched today by the European Union’s Head of Cooperation, Mr Christoph Wagner. PasifikaRising.org is a production of the Raising Pacific Voices (RPV) programme, a regional European Union (EU) funded project

16 11, 2018

Women in the Pacific

2018-11-16T10:01:15+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

Today, the issue of human rights, gender-based violence and decision making, are high on the agenda of Pacific leaders, but there is still much work to do. Women and girls in the Pacific face some of the highest levels of the violence which intimately affects all aspects of their lives. To

16 11, 2018

Women at the forefront of Guam’s decolonisation struggle

2018-11-16T07:39:30+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|

By SAMANTHA MARLEY BARNETT Guahan (or Guam) is a Pacific Island in the Micronesian region of Oceania, and a current colony of the United States. The island and her people, the indigenous Chamorus, have experienced nearly 500 years of uninterrupted colonisation, from Spanish, Japanese, and American colonial administrations. Chamorus have resisted colonial policies and

15 11, 2018

Youth in the Pacific

2018-11-16T09:56:13+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Youth are constantly acknowledged as the 'future' and key to resolving many of the region's issues, but still face all kinds of challenges, including tokenism from leaders, access to resources and lack of interest. A large proportion of the population of most Pacific Island Countries consists of young people. Youth are

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