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Pacific Feminist Forum

2019-05-06T09:12:46+12:00May 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The Pacific Feminist Forum will bring together more than 100 feminists to foster diversity, connection and intergenerational leadership within feminist movements in Pacific Island countries and across our region. With the theme, “Sustaining Solidarity, Resistance and Revolution,” the event is expected to bring together over 100 women human rights defenders from across the Pacific region.

ADB Civil Society Talanoa

2019-04-10T10:58:29+12:00May 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

The civil society program welcomes you to the Talanoa, a space for storytelling and sharing of ideas. Talanoa is a Pacific concept of sharing stories to create connections and build relationships. On 2-3 May 2019, the Civil Society Talanoa will feature exhibits, learning events, TED-style talks, and cultural presentations. The Talanoa offers an opportunity to dialogue, share lessons, build network, and promote collaboration among civil society organizations and other development partners.

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

Pacific Women Leaders’ Coalition Conference

2019-02-15T16:22:43+12:00March 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, HE Dr Hilda C. Heine, will convene the first conference of the Pacific Women Leaders' Coalition Conference (PWLC) and is encouraging women leaders from various fields to participate in the conference to raise the profile and build wider support for women's issues regionally and locally. This

Speaking back: Challenging linguistic microaggressions in New Caledonia through street art

2019-04-04T17:28:04+12:00March 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

Project by Associate professors, Dr Elatiana Razafi & Dr Fabrice Wacalie with the University of New Caledonia Blog with Dr Sylvia Frain, The Everyday Peace Initiative The Pacific is diverse with over 1000 Austronesian languages, 750 Papuan languages and 9 variations of pidgin. From a sociolinguistic point of view, ‘pidgins’, ‘dialects’ and ‘creoles’, are

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

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

How the Marshall Islands envisions its national digital currency dubbed ‘sovereign’

2019-02-19T10:32:09+12:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

By ANA ALEXANDRE Cointelegraph.com On 10 January 2019, the team behind a national cryptocurrency for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) — dubbed the Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that the coin is still being actively developed, despite previous disagreements among government officials, as well as reservations expressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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

2018-12-13T12:32:08+12:00December 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

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