BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE ministry of women youth children and family affairs (MWYCFA) has thanked the United States Government for recognising the efforts of women in Solomon Islands.
The recognition is through hosting the programme of the US Secretary of state’s international Women of Courage Award which is hosted annually in Solomon Islands.
Koisau Sade from the MWYCFA said, “We would like to thank the US government for recognising women of Solomon Islands effort to defend and promote progress for women and girls and their societies as a whole.”
She said the past recipients of the women of courage award have risked their lives and have gone the extra mile to ensure that women and girls today and the future generations will be able to have the opportunity to access improved and equitable health and education, improved economic statues, protection from violence and have a voice at all levels for decision making and leadership.