Need for more nuance in discussions on violence and culture in Solomon Islands

On a recent blog on Devpolicy, Dr Anouk Ride discusses how gender-based violence is framed in the Solomon Islands context and argues for a more nuanced policy and public debate on why men are violent, what role men and women have in legitimising this violence and, critically, how this can be changed. Read What’s culture … Read more

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New article on involving participants in data analysis available

Dr Anouk Ride contributed one of many articles on research methodology to the new Springer title: Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means. The article “Involving Participants in Data Analysis” discusses the researcher’s experience with different methodologies in which participants conduct analysis and includes a checklist of things to consider if you are … Read more

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Winner of Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses 2014

Dr Anouk Ride was announced as one of two winners of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses 2014 from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland. The award is based on examiner’s reports for theses they consider to be a substantial contribution to the field of research. Below is … Read more

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Food security and markets study begun

Dr Anouk Ride has begun work on a new study on food security and markets, entitled Human Security And Livelihoods In Solomon Islands: Engaging With The Market Economy, which is led by Dr Nichole Georgeou (Australian Catholic University) with Dr Charles Hawksley (University of Wollongong). The field research will explore production of food on Savo Island, … Read more

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Involving participants in data analysis

The Springer Peace Psychology Series will soon publish a new book Methodologies in Peace Psychology with a chapter on participatory data analysis by Dr Anouk Ride. Drawing on her experience in the arts, development and peacebuilding projects using local researchers and ways of eliciting data from groups and individuals, the chapter explores different methods and approaches … Read more

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“The Test” premieres at FIFO & TV network France 0

“The Test: Chronicle of an initiation” premiered on France Televisions networks France O in late 2015 and the FIFO Oceania Documentary Festival in February 2015. “The Test” is a 56 minute observational documentary that follows the journey of a village boy to a man in a revival of ancient tradition in Aorigi (Santa Catalina), Solomon … Read more

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University of South Pacific discusses narratives of peace and conflict in SI

The School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), The University of the South Pacific hosted a presentation from Anouk Ride on 21 August 2014. Abstract: This presentation examines causes and manifestations of conflict in Solomon Islands. Comparison of academic literature, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report (2013) and narrative … Read more

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Oceania Conference on International Studies discusses statebuilding in Pacific

On July 11, 2014, the Oceania Conference on International Studies discussed statebuilding in the Pacific, with presentations by Dr Anouk Ride and Kylie Evans, University of Wollongong. The conference was hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne and supported by the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Deakin University, La Trobe … Read more

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Flood of information, drought of listening

Devpolicy recently printed an opinion piece by Anouk Ride on communications and public relations during natural disasters. The article is inspired by the writer’s recent experience working on crisis communications during Honiara’s April floods. Read more here:

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Solomon stories on peace and conflict launched (0)

Published on Tue, 17/12/13 | Books, Publications, Research, Uncategorized

SOLOMON literature receives a boost today with the launch of creative writing by local authors from around the country.

“TALEMAOT: Solomon stories of peace and conflict” is a collection of creative writing on the topical issues facing the country today by Solomon Islands writers and includes poems, short stories and short film scripts.

TALEMAOT includes stories about everything from politics to disasters, family disputes to enduring friendships and humour to tragedy.

TALEMAOT features creative writing by Chelcia Gomese, Regina Lepping, Georgianna Lepping, Fred Percy Maedola, Anthony Maelasi, Julian Maka’a, Christina Mitini, Jasmine Navala-Waleafea and Vinnie D. Nomae.

The publication of the book is made possible thanks to the kind support of the British High Commission in Solomon Islands and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Strengthening Capacities for Peace and Development (CPAD) project.

Books are available to purchase from the Museum shop and Lime Lounge cafe in Honiara. An online version will be available in 2014.

Student deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” on (0)

Published on Thu, 6/09/12 | Uncategorized
Student deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” on

Check out new student and researcher deals to buy “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters” by Dr Diane Bretherton and Anouk Ride here:

Life Changes: The unexpected pregnancy (0)

Published on Sat, 1/09/12 | Life Changes

Welcome to Life Changes, a series of personal writings on big changes in my life. All work here is copyrighted Anouk Ride 2012 and available for publication. Contact for more details: LIFE CHANGES The unexpected pregnancy The uneasy feeling began in Tuvalu. There I was, on a tiny atoll in the South Pacific, there … Read more

Pacific journalists increase investigative reporting on tuna (0)

Published on Sat, 25/08/12 | Uncategorized
Pacific journalists increase investigative reporting on tuna

Pacific journalists are producing more stories and more in-depth stories on tuna thanks to a PEW/PNA “Communicating Tuna” workshop coordinated by Anouk Ride. 10 journalists, nominated by their managers, came to Honiara and Noro in Solomon Islands as part of the week-long workshop to be briefed on topical tuna management and development issues. Stories so … Read more

University of Queensland – Working with Local Strengths, Solomon Islands (Comments Off)

Published on Thu, 23/06/11 | Uncategorized

A paper by Morgan Brigg, Volke Boege and Anouk Ride was completed entitled ”Working with Local Strengths: Supporting States and Interveners to institutionalise the Responsibility to Protect, Solomon Islands Framework of Engagement”.  The report looks specifically at how local strengths (chiefs, church leaders, women and youth representatives who deal with local peace and order issues) can link up … Read more

Promotional project materials – Oceanic Fisheries Management Project (0)

Published on Sat, 22/01/11 | Publications
Promotional project materials – Oceanic Fisheries Management Project

Most recently, I produced a series of factsheets, folders, brochure and a short film were made for the Oceanic Fisheries Management Project, a UNDP-GEF funded project coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency and Secretariat of the Pacific Community and also involving conservation organisations WWF and IUCN (see for project details and downloads). … Read more

The Grand Experiment (11)

Published on Fri, 21/01/11 | Books
The Grand Experiment

Two boys travel three continents to follow one monk’s dream, in this untold story from Australia’s colonial history. In 1848, the Spanish missionary Rosendo Salvado, founder of New Norcia Monastery in Western Australia, had an idea. He would prove that Aboriginal people could be educated and ‘civilised’, by taking two Nyungar boys to be schooled … Read more

International Peace Research Association Conference – Communicating Peace (0)

Published on Sat, 10/07/10 | Research

The paper “Community perception of effects of disaster aid on conflict and peace in the Solomon Islands” was presented to the IPRA 2010 Conference, Sydney, Australia,which included a fascinating mix of scholars from all over the world as detailed in the Conference Programme. Contact Anouk Ride for a copy of the paper.

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About Anouk Ride

Trained as a journalist and editor, Anouk Ride has written and edited for books, newspapers and magazines in Asia, Australia, Europe Pacific Islands and the USA.

She has a keen knowledge of international affairs in particular, having completed a Master of Arts (International Relations) and currently undertaking a PhD in conflict resolution.

Her international experience also includes working for two international magazines and several international non-government organisations.