Wednesday 20 May 2020 (Honiara, Solomon Islands) The Solomon Islands government has declared a lockdown period from 6pm Wednesday May 20th to 6am Friday May 22nd, 2020. Members of the national SAFENET domestic violence referral network welcome this important public health measure at the same time as raising concerns that there may be an increase in domestic violence during this time. 

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) through the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children, and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) has officially signed an agreement with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (NYC) to support the [email protected] programme under the auspices of the Congress on the 1st May 2020. A one year grant of 3 million SBD plus office assets has been given to the National Youth Congress to support [email protected] programme activities in 2020.