Campaign starts for International Women’s Day

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BY LYNTON AARON FILIA

SOLOMON Islands will join the world to campaign for women’s rights in the International Women’s Day (IWD) set for March 8 under the theme: “Press for Progress.”

As a main key player for IWD in Solomon Islands, the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) revealed that preparations for women’s day is underway with support from relevant stakeholders.

“Already there is a campaign on SIBC and Barava FM and online campaign on social media with slogans carrying #genderequalityforsolomonislands and #pressforprogress”.

Acting EWAWG Policy Coordinator, Mrs Serah Angeika Buka said the country will be joining a global campaign on gender equality and activities to stop violence against women and girls.

Mrs Buka said they have already started their campaign strategies but their focus now is on the social media platform.

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She said also they will host a panel discussion with high school students from selected schools in Honiara based on the IWD theme.

Following the campaign in Honiara, Mrs Buka said the aim is to celebrate women’s achievements, successful stories and their contribution in their homes, communities and country as a whole.

She said women’s group in Guadalcanal, Western and Malaita province will also join the celebration in their respective provinces.

Women in Malaita province will use IWD as an opportunity to launch their women policy, Mrs Buka said.

The MWYCFA are calling for both men and women to join the international day to campaign for women and girls’ rights.

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