Solomon Island Business

Solomon Islands businesses pioneer measures to employ women

Measures to promote gender diverse workplaces include new ways to support employees affected by violence.

The report looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.

It shows eight companies have now set targets for increasing the share of women in leadership positions and are investing in women through management courses.

Nine out of 12 women who attended the courses were later promoted or given broader responsibilities.