Affecting one in three women globally, violence against women and girls is an epidemic in need of urgent and sustained action. Last week, women from across the Pacific, as well as Aboriginal leaders, and Oxfam Australia’s Chief Executive, Helen Szoke, met in the Solomon Islands to help turn this around.
It’s almost exactly six months since Tropical Cyclone Pam made a direct and devastating hit on Vanuatu, changing lives forever. Recently, I visited Vanuatu and Kiribati and saw first-hand the devastating impacts of climate change in action. Changing weather patterns and rising seas are threatening homes and making it harder for people to grow, buy and […]
People are being urgently evacuated and homes have been destroyed following flash flooding in the Solomon Islands’ capital of Honiara, where there has been extremely heavy rain over many days. Around 10,000 people have been affected and a large number of homes have been destroyed after the Mataniko River broke its banks today washing away […]