Solomon Islands is represented by the Pauline Soaki, Director Women in the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, and Nashley Vozoto, Gender Based Violence Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service at the “United Nations Joint Global Programme on the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence: Global Workshop on Sharing of Key Initial Lessons Learned and Way Forward in Istanbul, Turkey from 6 – 8 February.

A joint capacity building workshop on the Family Protection Act (FPA) and Child and Family Welfare Act (CFWA) was held in Honiara, last week at Bethel Conference Room, Honiara. Participants attended were mainly Social Welfare Officers from the Provinces and Honiara, and officers from the Children Development Division at the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), and their counterparts from the Provinces.