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Pacific Women Leaders’ Coalition Conference

2019-02-15T16:22:43+00:00March 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

2019-03-12T17:51:03+00:00March 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

2019-03-01T01:25:03+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

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

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

2019-02-19T10:32:09+00:00February 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+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

‘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

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

Oxfam continues cash assistance to Vanuatu evacuees

2018-12-06T15:24:29+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , |

SOME 2694 families are expected to benefit from the Cash Transfer Programme distributions beginning on Thursday, December 6 for displaced members of Ambae Island who are currently living on Santo. The program is being administered by Oxfam in Vanuatu office with donor support from the New Zealand Government and the Cargill Foundation of the

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