Prepared by Agnieszka Zuchora, Partnership and Development Coordinator To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is highlighting some of the amazing work being done by our partners across the South Pacific. We are truly excited to be partnering with ʻOfa Guttenbeil-Likiliki and the Women and Children Crisis Centre (WCCC) in Tonga for a Canada
A Compilation of Pacific Women Stories 2021 Prepared by Andy Nystrom, PPP Archivist and Research Assistance From Tok Blong: https://pacificpeoplespartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/19-Tok-Blong-SPPF-19-April-1987-m.pdf Development in the Pacific: What Women Say Tok Blong #19 Apr 1987 pages 10-11 https://pacificpeoplespartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/54-3-Tok-Blong-Pasifik-v54-3-2000.pdf Twenty Five Years of Activism: Pacific women carry the fire stick Tok Blong v54 #3 25th anniversary 2000 pages 7-9 https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/03/05/inspiring-women-in-the-pacific-resmah-story Inspiring
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,
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
Prepared by Art Holbrook, PPP Board member and Chair of PPP’s Communications Committee After elections last month that returned Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party to government with a landslide, Nanaia Mahuta has been appointed as the country’s first Indigenous Foreign Minister and the first Maori woman to hold such a senior cabinet position. (1). In 1996
Deep Sea Mining – Not the silver bullet we are searching for By Peter Boldt, PPP Multimedia Coordinator. Peter Boldt holds a Masters degree in International Development Studies and has worked in international research and projects relating to mining, corporate accountability and sustainable development. The transition to a prosperous green future is possible. Large multilateral institutions,
Prepared by Tana Thomas, PPP Arts and Culture Coordinator, who is also a Nuu-chah-nulth youth leader, canoe skipper, and healing advocate. In Papua, Indonesia’s largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, large scale palm oil plantation developments are not only threatening animal and plant species, but also the caretakers that have sustained these species for thousands
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