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Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, DJF, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, West Papua, West Papua human rights, West Papua self-determination  /  Comments Off on Sincha Dimara: My mother, a West Papuan survivor of many hardships, spurred along by her faith

Dominguis and Dolfintje Dimara pictured on the day they were married. Image: #InspirationalPapuaNewGuineans PROFILE: By Sincha Dimara in Port Moresby I once asked my mother how was it that she married at the tender age of 16 and left home in West Papua for a foreign land – neighbouring Papua New Guinea – never to […]

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Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender politics, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya … “breath of fresh air” in Fiji politics. Image: Wikimedia Commons By Koroi Tadulala in Suva The role of women in every segment of society is vital and this is slowly been reflected through more women contesting political spaces in Fiji. This year recorded the highest number of women contesting the country’s […]

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‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By   /  November 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Balairung, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Homestay, Human Rights, Indonesia, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Security, sexual abuse, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Student assault, Student safety, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on ‘Victim blaming’ in latest Indonesian uni sex abuse case angers thousands

By Sri Wahyuni and Evi Mariani in Yogyakarta, Indonesia An leading Indonesian university’s initial response to a recent sexual assault case allegedly involving two of its students has angered thousands of people, who have signed a petition demanding that the Yogyakarta institution punish the student perpetrator and the campus officials who had penalised the student […]

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Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, DIVA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, diversity, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, femLINKPACIFIC, Fiji, Fiji Young Women’s Forum, FYWF, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji gender groups welcome 56 women candidates, slam lack of diversity

Participants in the Fiji Young Women’s Forum in Labasa, Fiji, earlier this year. Image: FWRM Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A Fiji women’s coalition has praised the confirmation of 56 female candidates for the 2018 Fiji national elections next week, but warned over the lack of diverse young women in national decision making. Diverse Voices and […]

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Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bullying, Cyberbullying, DJF, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Harassment, Human Rights, Justice, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Reports, Sexual harassment, Youth  /  Comments Off on Fijian students design superheroes to challenge ‘Silence’ in comic contest

Students at Holy Trinity Primary School in Suva, Fiji, presented their superheroes designed during a workshop held on Monday. Image: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Advocacy groups have called on children and young people to defeat the “ultimate supervillain” – silence – to help end violence in and around schools. The Holy Trinity Primary School […]

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Rights violations, censorship threatens EU-Vietnam deal, says watchdog

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Dissent, Evening Report, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Gender, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, peaceful protest, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, vietnam  /  Comments Off on Rights violations, censorship threatens EU-Vietnam deal, says watchdog

Vietnam’s human rights record could jeopardise an upcoming free trade deal with the European Union, according to Human Rights Watch. Asia-Pacific Journalism’s Jessica Marshall reports. A global human rights watchdog claims that Vietnam’s human rights record could jeopardise a free trade deal with the European Union. A warning letter by Human Rights Watch, dated September […]

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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Agriculture, Aid, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, Unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

By   /  September 2, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate gender, Cultural diversity, diversity, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, He Toa Takitini, Helen Clark, Human Rights, Indigenous, Justice, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Council for Women, NCW, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is the new patron for the National Council of Women and she shared her stimulating thoughts and insights at the national conference in Auckland yesterday. In an interview format with NCW chief executive Dr Gill Greer, Clark talked about violence against women, pay equity, […]

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‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, domestic violence, Evening Report, Gender, Girl Power, Innovation, Mereani Masani, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Music, Music industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Port Moresby, Reports, Women bands  /  Comments Off on ‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

PNG’s “first ever” girl band makes debut appearance in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Stacey Yalo in Port Moresby With hopes of empowering more women in the Papua New Guinea music industry, renowned female artist, Mereani Masani, introduced what was claimed to be “first ever” girl band to perform live in Port Moresby last […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

By   /  March 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Awards, Evening Report, Freedom of Information, Gender, Hanson Mataskelekele Award, Human Rights, Jane Joshua, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, Women leaders  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua … winner of this year’s Hanson Mataskelekele award for leadership among women. Image: Dan McGarry/Vanuatu Daily Post Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua, a journalist who has set new standards for social justice and human rights reporting in her country, has been awarded the Hanson […]

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Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

By   /  March 24, 2018  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, 24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Quick Rip, Reports, Rugby ban, Rugby Union, Sports, Tonga, Tonga High School, Women's Rights, Women's rugby  /  Comments Off on Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

A ban on girls playing rugby in state schools in Tonga has polarised public opinion. Image: Matangi Tonga Online By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva disagrees with a decision by his Minister of Education to ban girls from Tonga High School boxing or playing rugby. He said the decision […]

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Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

By   /  March 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender empowerment, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

Lenora Qereqeretabua, 2018 National Federation Party’s provisional candidate Picture: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=433103 Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji might see its first woman prime minister after this year’s general election, predicts New Zealand-based political sociologist, Professor Steven Ratuva. Following in the tracks of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prof Ratuva believes politics in Fiji was drifting away […]

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Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

By   /  March 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Education, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gulf States, Human Rights, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Moderate Islam, Niqab, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Radical Islam, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Universities, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on 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 non-compliance – as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, reports Rappler Indonesia. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University said it had issued the edict this week […]

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Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender security, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, Justice, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

By Sheany in Jakarta The National Commission on Violence Against Women, or Komnas Perempuan, has called on the government to do more to protect women’s rights, particularly by enacting a long-overdue bill on the elimination of sexual violence. The commission also said that current response to and handling of cases of violence against women in […]

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Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, International Women's Day, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on 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 International Women’s Day yesterday. Taking up the spirit of feminism, the women, who came from a number of different groups, took up issues related to gender equality in Indonesia. Action […]

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Breaking the glass ceiling – two women top Vanuatu ministry

By   /  March 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Culture, Development, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Indigenous, Innovation, International Women's Day, Jane Joshua, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, Vanuatu politics, Women in Politics  /  Comments Off on 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 top positions of First Political Adviser and Second Political Adviser – Anthea Arukole and Jeanette Yiu-Hing Faerua respectively. These two are the only women to occupy these leading political adviser […]

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Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, Culture, diversity, Evening Report, Feminism, feminist studies, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, inequality, Justice, Maori, Maori culture, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Social justice, Te Ao Māori  /  Comments Off on Gender and diversity research at AUT turns 10

By Helen Twose in Auckland Auckland University of Technology’s Gender and Diversity Research Group has reached a significant milestone, celebrating 10 years of research and debate on gender and diversity issues within the community. Formed in 2007 with the aim of establishing a network of researchers within (and beyond) AUT who share an interest in […]

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

By   /  February 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate research, Culture, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Guam, Hawai'i, Indigenous, Justice, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Religion, Reports, Research, Self Determination, Tonga, Tuvalu  /  Comments Off on 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 in 2016. By David Robie at Te Papa A recent Andy Marlette cartoon published by the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, depicted a bathtub-looking Noah’s Ark with a couple of stony-faced […]

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