Solomon Islands’ long summer of discontent – security challenges (0)

Published on Fri, 12/03/21 | News, Research, Uncategorized

Dr Anouk Ride was invited to be part of a special edition of Development Bulletin on security with an article “Solomon Islands Long Summer of Discontent: Security Challenges” available online today: The edition is produced by the Development Studies Network in close collaboration with, and support from, the Australia Pacific Security College, ANU. Thirty respected … Read more

New Solomon action film launched (0)

Published on Wed, 16/12/20 | News, Uncategorized
New Solomon action film launched

Hero-ine, a short action film, questions who are the heroes around us in cases of family violence? The Solomon-made production by Sukwadi Media was launched as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence with local family violence service Family Support Centre on November 30. It has since become one of the … Read more

Peace Meal – food’s role in peace (0)

Published on Sat, 5/09/20 | News, Uncategorized
Peace Meal – food’s role in peace

Peace-Meal : Stories and recipes from times of peace and conflict  (the book) brings you in to the lives of some of the most committed and inspiring peacebuilders who share a story and recipe that is significant to them from times of conflict and peace. Dr Anouk Ride shared a recipe and story about nut tart, … Read more

Renewed interest in community resilience (0)

Published on Thu, 6/08/20 | News, Research

Authored by local researchers in five countries and edited by Prof. Diane Bretherton and Dr Anouk Ride, “Community resilience in Natural Disasters” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) is gaining renewed interest in times of COVID19 where communities are dealing with an unprecedented health crisis and differential access of support from government and international actors. The book details … Read more

Food systems in a crisis – new report on rural communities in Pacific Islands (0)

Published on Thu, 6/08/20 | News, Research

Although as of June 1, 2020, Solomon Islands had no coronavirus cases, there was a national economic recession plus restrictions on people’s movement, gatherings, education and business activities. For rural areas, two of the biggest changes have been increased circulation of people—those who moved out of Honiara and back to the provinces—and reduced cash flow. … Read more

State of Emergency in Solomon Islands (0)

Published on Fri, 5/06/20 | News, Research

In a recent article in Policy Forum, Dr Anouk Ride and Gina Kekea outline how the State of Emergency in Solomon Islands is creating problems of governance and trust of civil society in the ability of government to uphold their citizen’s interests. The article also points to critical reviews of use of emergency powers by … Read more

Women in security in Pacific Islands (0)

Published on Thu, 14/05/20 | News, Research

Women still lack adequate influence in setting security agendas, yet there is evidence that significant gains can occur when a more gender-sensitive and inclusive approach is taken, Anouk Ride and Meg Keen write in this analysis on Policy Forum:

New report on family violence services launched today (0)

Published on Tue, 26/11/19 | News, Research
New report on family violence services launched today

A new report “Women’s Experiences of Family Violence Services in Solomon Islands”  was launched today in Honiara as part of the celebrations for the 16 Days of Activism  Against Gender Based Violence. The Solomon Islands Government has taken a number  of measures including the gazetting of the Family Protection Act 2014 (FPA) in April  2016. … Read more

Herstory film wins Best Feature Film at Native Lens Film Festival (0)

Published on Wed, 13/11/19 | Film in the Pacific, Films, News, Uncategorized
Herstory film wins Best Feature Film at Native Lens Film Festival

At the inaugural Native Lens Film Festival in Honiara, a team of local    and international judges awarded the film “Herstory: Women working in corrections” coproduced by the Correctional Services  Solomon Islands (CSSI) Women’s Network and Sukwadi Media the  award for Best Feature Film 2019. Herstory is a participatory  documentary film that tells the stories … Read more

Social Attitudes to Violence Against Women and Girls – What messages work? (0)

Published on Tue, 12/11/19 | News, Research, Uncategorized

Working for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs of the Solomon Islands, Dr Anouk Ride collaborated with local researchers on the first social marketing research about attitudes to violence against women and girls to be conducted in the Pacific Islands region. The pilot study details the most appropriate messages to stop violence … Read more