BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
AUSTRALIAN high commissioner to Solomon Islands Mr Roderick Brazier revealed yesterday that his government is committed to advance the status of women in Solomon Islands.
They have already put to action the initiative through the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific development which they have committed $35 million over 10 years
He explained there are three development programmes in working areas his government has focused on to support the advancement of SI women in their circle of influence and these are women’s economic empowerment, women in leadership and ending violence against women.
On the same note Mr Brazier stressed there is also a programme funded by the Australian government, the empowering Women in Smart Business.
It was implemented through the Solomon Islanders Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
And it works with the private sector to influence better employment outcomes for women through “Waka Mere” challenge.