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Ending Violence against Women and Children with Disabilities

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:36 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) calls on Pacific Island States, Non Government Organisations, Faith-based Organisations , development partners and donors to break institutional barriers to adopt a more central role in the fight against violence ... More >>

Gender Equality in the Media – more than a PR exercise

Monday, 21 October 2013, 12:23 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Radio Australia reporter Heather Jarvis got a lead into the week ahead with interviews from Fekita Utoikamanu and Linda Petersen as well as Bredina Drollet, Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Government of the Cook Islands, while Brigitte ... More >>

FemLINKPACIFIC Rural Women’s Day 2013: Food Security

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 5:32 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Improving the overall status of rural women is more than just a social welfare project. It requires the recognition that rural women’s needs and concerns including great disparities in income and quality of life. More >>

PI Govts called to reiterate human costs of nuclear weapons

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 5:29 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Ahead of the UN General Assembly First Committee in New York next week which will address the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons it is hoped that Pacific Island Governments who are State Parties to the Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear ... More >>

PI Governments called to amplify call to ban nuclear weapons

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 5:23 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Campaigners have welcomed the joint statement New Zealand will deliver in the coming week and FemLINKPACIFIC as a member of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict and International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) says ... More >>

Women In Politics: Policy Commitments Need to Be Implemented

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 5:13 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

In response to the story (Fiji Times 15/7/13) regarding women’s political participation in Fiji. More >>

Women Communicating For Development In Rural Fiji

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 2:28 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

As a result of support from the European Union and the International Women's Development Agency to FemLINKPacific's Rural Women's Community Media Network 34 women between the ages of 19 and 62 years will be taking to the airwaves through a "suitcase ... More >>

UN Security Council Addresses Rights For War Rape Survivors

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 2:10 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Ahead of the UNSC debate as members of the GNWP we collectively developed language on the resolution: More >>

Women Plea For Development Assistance For Community Water

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 2:38 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

“I wake up at 5 o’clock, filled the water from the well and bring it in the afternoon then we put it in our house. I wake up at 5am to cook for my children then they have to bath and go to work. We have to fill two drums one for cooking and one for washing ... More >>

Latest FemLINKPacific Women, Peace and Human Security Report

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 5:01 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

Enabling women’s access to information, services and decision making spaces is the motivation for the monthly community media network meetings, community radio programme productions, Women’s Household Income and Expenditure Surveys as well ... More >>

“Pasifika Peace Talanoa” Café: Conversations w Peacebuilders

Friday, 7 June 2013, 4:48 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

A key component of building peace is dialogue or the “Talanoa” and a gathering of Pacific Peacebuilders in the coming week hopes to enhance greater conversation not only within civil society but also with regional inter-governmental organisations, ... More >>

Communicating Women, Peace and Human Security

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 6:24 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

As Forum Regional Security officials meet at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, a Women, Peace and Human Security consultation (June 5th) will bring together women from informal settlements in Suva through the People’s Community Network ... More >>

Rural Women Remain On Alert

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 2:23 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

"Today is the day that we depend on making the most as many come to shop but the weather is just not helping. It is very bad in the market as we have some leakage in the market from the roof and this rain is not helping at all," said the President ... More >>

Women's Weather Watch 29 May - Rural Women On Alert

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 5:24 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

With the forecast for more turbulent weather, FemLINKPacific has activated our Women's Weather Watch and contacted women through our "1325" rural community media network: More >>

6 Candidates In the Running For UN Women Post

Friday, 17 May 2013, 10:36 am | femLINKPACIFIC

Yesterday was the deadline for nominations for Executive Director of UN Women. The candidates will succeed the organization’s first head, Michele Bachelet, who resigned suddenly in March to return home and stand for election to Chile’s presidency. More >>

Joint PIFS-SPC Regional Dialogue: Conflict, Peace & Security

Monday, 13 May 2013, 10:37 am | femLINKPACIFIC

The 2013 Regional Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Dialogue commends the Forum Regional Security Committee (FRSC) for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Dialogue on Conflict, Peace & Security. Regional civil society partners also noted that many ... More >>

FemTALK 1325 - Bougainville Update

Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 10:36 am | femLINKPACIFIC

While the remaining women held hostage in Bana have been released according to Helen Hakena who has been a founding member of GPPAC in the Pacific and a leading peace activist it is critical that the root causes of this recent crisis is addressed including ... More >>

Call for the Resumption of Weapons Disposal in Bougainville

Friday, 19 April 2013, 12:02 pm | femLINKPACIFIC

In the last week the Pacific women’s rights movement has rallied together in their condemnation of the the torture and killing of Helen Rumbali, President of Bana Bougainville Women’s Federation and women’s rights advocate. On 4 April 2013, four women, ... More >>

Rural Women Leaders Disappointed with Fiji Government

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 11:02 am | femLINKPACIFIC

Rural women leaders continue to voice disappointment that the Fiji Government Draft Constitution is not inclusive of the collective call from women for Temporary Special Measures to support gender equality in parliament. More >>

A Call for the Resumption of Weapons Disposal Programme

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 8:54 am | femLINKPACIFIC

In the last week the Pacific women’s rights movement has rallied together in their condemnation of the the torture and killing of Helen Rumbali, President of Bana Bougainville Women’s Federation and women’s rights advocate. More >>