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21 09, 2019

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

1 12, 2018

Where water meets oil in the Pacific

2019-02-15T15:35:51+13:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, News from Micronesia, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

By GAAFAR J. UHERBELAU Thanks to the reach of social media and the global resurgence of social activism, much light is being shed on many social justice issues, globally and in our Pacific region. Issues such as poverty, inequality, racism, sexism, and all other –isms being driven by hashtag movements – made more aware

16 11, 2018

Women in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 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+13:00November 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

15 11, 2018

Organisational Capacity Assessment Guide for Pacific Civil Society Organisations

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News, Resources|Tags: , , |

Download this Document This guide is part of a package of capacity development activities developed by the Raising Pacific Voices programme (RPV), a three-year civil society strengthening programme. It is intended to assist people working to strengthen inclusive, transparent, accountable and effective civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Pacific region. The guide provides

14 11, 2018

Civic space in the Pacific

2019-04-02T16:55:46+13:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

Collective action by civil society groups in the Pacific has a proud history but is also fraught with challenges Collective action by civil society groups in the Pacific has a proud history but is also fraught with challenges. With technology, civic action has become easier but there also remains the challenge

15 10, 2018

Pacific perspectives are game-changers in regional geopolitics

2018-10-17T14:54:25+13:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

By MAKERETA KOMAI* When I was approached to speak on the topic ‘Australia and China in the Pacific, I wondered why there was interest in my views, particularly when there was already much public discussion and debate around the topic in the media in Australia, with all the views and opinions seeming to suggest

26 11, 2012

Civil society organisations help the Cooks develop

2018-10-01T15:17:32+13:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: CICSO, News from Polynesia, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

A large gathering of regional non-governmental organisations heard that better dialogue between them, government and donor partners is needed to develop Pacific countries effectively. The Cook Islands was represented by Cook Islands Civil Society Organisations (CISCO) director Ngara Katuke at a regional consultation for civil society organisations (CSOs) to