Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities are pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils – with one threatening expulsion for...

Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

By Rizki Halim in Yogyakarta Dozens of women held a rally at the Zero Kilometre point in Indonesia’s Central Java city of Yogyakarta to commemorate...

Breaking the glass ceiling – two women top Vanuatu ministry

By Jane Joshua in Port Vila Vanuatu’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade is proud to have two women appointed to the...

Philippine bishops call for vigilance amid ‘creeping dictatorship’

By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Bishops have called for vigilance in the face of a “creeping dictatorship,” as the Philippines marked the 32nd anniversary...

More frontline research ‘by Pacific for Pacific’ plea at climate summit

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the first Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington...

Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By David Robie at Te Papa A former New Zealand prime minister has warned that climate change has the potential to force a legal and...

Sounds of Caribbean planned for Auckland’s first steelband festival

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Auckland’s popular Silo Park will come alive to the sounds of the Caribbean next week. Part of the Summer at Silo Park...

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