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Melanesian Media Freedom Forum

2019-06-30T13:40:21+13:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

The Melanesian Media Freedom Forum has been developed to respond to increasing media repression in Melanesia and to future-proof press freedom, though trans-national regional co-operation and knowledge-sharing among Melanesian journalists, editors, publishers, press-freedom advocates and journalism scholars.

Reverend James Bhagwan: The ocean is our home

2019-10-09T11:16:59+13:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , |

The General Secretary for the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) Rev. James Bhagwan was one of the keynote speakers at the Uniting Church in Australia President’s Conference in Fiji from 13-17 July 2019. In an interview reflecting his key themes, James shares how the Pacific is on a journey of self-determination, reclaiming itself as

Planning and navigating social change

2019-09-27T10:53:07+13:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

This guidebook is designed to assist those working to bring about social change by providing tools and processes that prioritise the complex interpersonal relationships that exist between Pacific Islanders, and which permeate Pacific institutions of all kinds, at all levels. Social change initiatives must understand, work with and respond to the intricate and

Niu Pawa Festival

2019-09-19T16:42:17+13:00September 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

350 Fiji, in conjunction with Oxfam in the Pacific, the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network and Alliance for Future Generations, is hosting the Niu Pawa Festival, bringing families together with a focus on creating awareness about climate breakdown, its impacts and how to get involved in climate activism. Niu,the Fijian word for coconut, is symbolic

Youth Climate Summit

2019-09-19T16:42:03+13:00September 21st, 2019|

The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time. This historic event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York,

Niu Pawa: What Climate Activism looks like in the Pacific

2019-09-19T17:10:25+13:00September 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

Save Tuvalu, Save the World

2019-09-05T14:46:40+13:00September 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 –

Micronesian Podcast: Spotlighting social issues in the Northern Pacific

2019-10-09T10:07:11+13:00September 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

Joining forces to ensure nobody is left behind

2019-10-09T10:03:23+13:00August 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,

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

2019-10-09T10:30:53+13:00August 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

Pacific leadership on climate change is necessary and inevitable

2019-10-09T10:01:00+13:00August 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

Pacific Feminist Charter Action Plan

2019-10-09T09:48:17+13:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

The second Pacific Feminist Forum took place 20-22 May 2019 in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. The forum brought together over 150 feminists from the Pacific region. The Pacific Feminist Charter was created at the first forum in 2016 as a living document, intended to guide our analysis and practice. This Action Plan reflects our

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