Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

Micronesian Women’s Conference: It’s Time for Substantive Action

  [source : SPC 11 August, 2017] The first of its kind three day Micronesian Women’s Conference was held at the University of the South Pacific’s Long Island Campus in Majuro, this week. The Conference was an initiative of the President of Marshall Islands, Honourable Dr Hilda Heine, and was organised by the Government of the Marshall Islands in partnership with Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), a local non-government organisation, with technical assistance from the Pacific Community (SPC) and financial assistance from Australia, EU and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Women leaders…Read more
More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more
Remembering Bo Wang

Remembering Bo Wang

  REMEMBERING BO WANG, FORMER JERA INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT August 2016  JERA International would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bo Wang on his sudden and suspicious death. Bo interned for JERA International as an Management Assistant, from September 2014 to December, 2014,  he was from his first day on the job a helpful, smart and intelligent young man.    He was a very popular member of the team, always ready to share in the laughter and a true pleasure to work alongside.   He was always available…Read more
We Must Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees, Build Grand Coalition, and Facilitate Dialogue – COP23 President

We Must Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees, Build Grand Coalition, and Facilitate Dialogue – COP23 President

WWF’S CLIMATE AND ENERGY HEAD MR MANUEL PULGAR VIDAL MEETS WITH COP23 SECRETARIAT AND PRESIDENT PRIME MINISTER BAINIMARAMA   Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and Incoming COP23 President’s opening speech at the COP23 Review Session in Suva, Fiji. Friends, bula vinaka and a very good morning to you all. Time is moving on and we now have just three months till COP23 gets underway. Twelve weeks until Fiji’s formal Presidency begins for what will be a little over 12 months until we hand over that responsibility to Poland. This week is about continuing to…Read more
Change the course: National Report on Sexual Assault and  Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities  2017

Change the course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities 2017

  The Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities outlines the Commission’s findings on the prevalence and nature of sexual assault and sexual harassment at all Australian universities. It is based on analysis of the data collected through a national survey and a separate submissions process conducted over the second half of 2016.   For the full report click hereRead more