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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

19 05, 2019

Who asked her? Talking about feminism in PNG

2019-05-23T10:56:54+12:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , , |

Who asked her is a podcast created by Papua New Guinea lawyer Elvina Ogil. Ogil says the podcast is designed to start a conversation about the feminism in Papua New Guinea. “[The podcast] is about broadening our view of Papua New Guinean women at home because we have this narrow concept of ‘You’re not

29 11, 2018

Adaption & Resilience in Vanuatu – OXFAM

2019-04-02T16:55:45+12:00November 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

Women in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 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

15 11, 2018

Youth in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+12:00November 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

5 11, 2018

Forum aims to decarbonise Pacific Islands transport sector

2019-04-02T17:00:37+12:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.

18 08, 2018

CSO Consultations – 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

A speech by Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Palau's Minister for Sport and Community and Cultural Affairs, and Secretary General of Palau National Olympic Committee welcoming Civil Society Organisations representatives in Palau for the 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting. This will be the second year that CSOs, together with their private sector counterparts, will have a joint

17 08, 2018

3rd Next Generational Leadership (NGL) Breakfast – August 2018

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|

In partnership with Brot für die Welt, IFP - International Forum of National NGO Platforms (Sanaa Ifp) #Action4SD. 3rd Next Generational Leadership (NGL) Breakfast with David. In partnership with Brot für die Welt, IFP - International Forum of National NGO Platforms (Sanaa Ifp) #Action4SD. Held today at Cafe 30,

7 08, 2018

Assessing and learning from the capacity of civil society – VMC

2018-10-01T12:16:35+12:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Raising Pacific Voices is in Vanuatu this week to hear from its partner Vatu Mauri Consortium, a grouping consisting of the four Vanuatu major councils representing the women, chiefs, churches and youth. The activities included discussions around assessing the capacity needs of Vatu Mauri Consortium and its member constituents at multiple levels of decision-making.

3 05, 2018

DSE: we are not part of West Papua trip

2018-10-01T12:16:36+12:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: DSE, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|

Development Service Exchange (DSE) has rejected claims that it is “officially represented” in a government delegation that visited West Papua last week. The delegation, led by the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, John Usuramo, included chairman of DSE Inia Barry and other civil society

4 03, 2018

CSOs take on corruption

2018-10-01T12:16:36+12:00March 4th, 2018|Categories: DSE, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

Civil Society Organisation (CSO) representatives last week travelled to Honiara from across the nation to develop a powerful policy position on corruption and good governance. Civil Society Organisation (CSO) representatives last week travelled to Honiara from across the nation to develop a powerful policy position on corruption and good

28 02, 2018

Prime Minister Honourable Rick Houenipwela’s speech at launch ceremony of new peacebuilding project

2018-10-01T12:16:36+12:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: DSE, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

Listen to Prime Minister Honourable Rick Houenipwela's speech at the launch ceremony of the new peacebuilding project on February 28, 2018 at Heritage Park Hotel.

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