BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Australian High Commission hosted a breakfast yesterday morning to commemorate the International Women’s celebration which is recognised internationally on March 8 (today).
Australian High Commission to Solomon Islands Mr Roderick Brazier said he is honoured to celebrate the International Women’s Day with such a diverse and vibrant group present yesterday.
“International Women’s Day is about celebrating the achievements of women here in Solomon Islands.
“It is not only a time to reflect on progress that has been made but also to act as a catalyst for change and to once again highlight the importance of empowering the entire population to build a better future,” he said.
On the same event Coordinator of Gender Programme Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Ms Ruth Maetala said this day presents women with another opportunity to reflect on the status of gender equality in Solomon Islands society.
She explained this day is galvanised globally by the high level activities to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, political and even religious role and achievements of women all over the world.
Present yesterday were senior government officials, representatives from Australian high commission, IFC,SICCI, donor agencies, members of Solomon Islands Professional Women’s Network.
The morning breakfast was held at the Heritage Park Hotel, in Honiara.