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

Published By   /  November 20, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Elections, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender politics, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  November 11, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Balairung, Education, Featured, Gender, Homestay, Human Rights, Indonesia, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  November 8, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Cultural diversity, DIVA, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Diversity, Featured, femLINKPACIFIC, Fiji, Fiji Young Women’s Forum, FYWF, Gender, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  October 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Education, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Harassment, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, Peace and justice, PMC Reportage, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  October 4, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Censorship, Cyber-censorship, Dissent, Free trade, Free trade agreement, Gender, Human Rights, Human rights defenders, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Peaceful protest, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate gender, Cultural diversity, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gallery, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, He Toa Takitini, Helen Clark, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Council for Women, NCW, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, 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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Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Published By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Adzan, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Blasphemy, Call to prayer, Civil Society, Culture, Environment, Featured, Forests, Gender, Human Rights, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, justice, Media, Meiliana, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Religion, Religious freedom, Religious tolerance, Reports  /  Comments Off on Jokowi unmoved by growing support for ‘noise’ blasphemy case woman

Meiliana, a Chinese-Indonesian woman of the Buddhist faith, who has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for complaining about the volume of the adzan (Islamic call to prayer) from a speaker at a mosque near her house in Tanjungbalai, North Sumatra. Image: Jakarta Post By Christie Stefanie in Jakarta President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo says […]

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