By Peter Boldt, Program Coordinator, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership The South Pacific islands have largely avoided high COVID-19 infection rates that have severely shocked many nations in the rest of the world. This has largely been due to their geographic isolation, low population density and rapid public health responses such as the closure of borders. Nevertheless,
December 1, 2020
By Agnieszka Zuchora, PPP Development and Partnerships Coordinator As the world adjusts to the new normal of isolating, social distancing, and virus awareness to keep people safe, underlying issues of inequality have been brought to the surface. Gender disparity has been made glaringly evident during the current COVID-19 landscape as measures put in place to
By Jaimie Sumner, PPP Operations Coordinator and One Wave Program Coordinator Over the last decade, One Wave has grown into a much-anticipated annual event here in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories, with big crowds gathering in downtown Victoria for Indigenous and South Pacific art, music, food, and dialogues. With the Covid-19 pandemic demanding many changes, we
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