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Empowered, Included and Equal: Believe in Better

2019-06-20T16:07:10+12:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yolanda Joab-Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia delivered a keynote address at the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum on 8 April 2019 in New York. Empowered. Included and Equal. It can be hard To relate to these words Words that are big and that are worthy of the pursuit to speak

Pacific Resilience Meeting: Pre-Youth Forum Outcomes Document

2019-06-14T11:24:14+12:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

We, representatives of youth of the Pacific Islands region, attending the Pre-Pacific Resilience Meeting Youth Forum in Suva, Fiji, 30th April 2019. Recognize and Acknowledge The important role of young people as leaders, advocates, agents of change and educators in realizing the implementation of the Framework of Resilient Development in

What are the policy underpinnings of ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment’?

2019-05-31T10:50:01+12:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Opinion by Maureen Penjueli, the coordinator of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), presented at the Pacific Women Regional Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment on 30 May 2019. As part of PANG’s critique of economic rational, we are interested in origins of key policy drivers, frameworks, ideologies for Women’s Economic Empowerment to

Harnessing Vanuatu’s youth and blockchain to build resilience

2019-05-31T11:51:27+12:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News from Melanesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Oxfam's Sandra Hart was a featured speaker during the opening session at the Pacific Resilience Partnership meeting in Suva in May. Highlights from her speech follow: To innovate is to adapt. To adapt is to take risks and to face risks in order to better anticipate and mitigate risks for the future. In

Nuclear awareness and activism in the Marshall Islands

2019-05-30T12:54:02+12:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News, REACH-MI|Tags: , , , |

Madeleine Johnson was a featured speaker during the opening session at the Pacific Resilience Partnership meeting in Suva in May. Below are highlights from her speech. My Grandma was born in 1926 in Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. She was only 20 years old when her family and community were evacuated in

Pacific feminists commit to action plan for change

2019-05-23T10:37:48+12:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

Pacific feminists celebrated and reaffirmed their commitment towards sustaining solidarity, strengthening resistance and revolution for gender equality, human rights and justice at the closing of the 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum (PFF). Over 150 women human rights defenders and grassroots activists from across the region convened for the 2nd PFF, which was held from

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

Building solidarity aim of 2nd Pacific Feminist Forum

2019-05-23T10:40:12+12:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , |

Women's human rights in the Pacific and globally are under threat and now more than ever, women human rights defenders and activists need to build solidarity, strengthen resistance and lead the revolution against all forms of discrimination and injustices that hinder progress towards gender equality. This was the rallying cry of over 150

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.

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

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.

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