gender equality

Bringing a gender lens to Pacific investments

Through educating Pacific-based gender experts about systems and processes of finance, the training will support them to have more influence in the field of impact investing and allow them to shape how capital is used to support women and girls across the Pacific.

Participants from Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu are attending a three-day program commencing today, to understand how private finance and investment work, how finance can be used as a tool to create social change and the importance of creating networks between gender organisations and investors.

MTV flips logo to stand with women

The music and culture network flipped its logo upside down -- turning the "M" into a "W" -- on TV and online Wednesday.

"WTV" also announced that employees running its social media accounts would go on "strike" for the day as a nod to protests expected worldwide.

A national strike movement called A Day Without a Woman has been organized to coincide with International Women's Day. The movement underscores wage disparity, discrimination and harassment.

Gender equality will bring massive return to Pacific - UN

Today is International Women's Day and the UN says women in the region still experience limited job opportunities, under-representation in management positions, and workplace harassment.

Deputy Representative at the Pacific office for UN Women Nicolas Burniat said women also faced more limited employment opportunities, despite making up a significant portion of the informal economy.

Mr Burniat said the under-utilisation of half the population meant the potential of the Pacific's economies was also being under-utilised.

Spice Girls' Wannabe remake pushes UN goals

The video, uploaded to YouTube, encourages girls to share a photo of themselves holding up a sign with what they want for the future, using the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant.

It is part of the Project Everyone campaign, a United Nations-supported coalition of independent and corporate groups pushing a series of UN global goals including education, gender and wage equality and an end to violence against women.