This statement by PiPP's Dulciana Somare-Brash was delivered to the recent MSG Leader's meeting in Honiara.
There’s nothing complicated about the MSG’s decision on whether to include West Papua as a member, but that doesn’t make it easy, writes Dan McGarry.
Countries in the region should not ignore continuing anti-democratic actions by the Nauru government, writes Giff Johnson.
'A few days after cyclone Pam destroyed his home, a twelve-year-old boy taught me a paradoxical lesson about happiness,' writes Dan McGarry
Pacific women have played vital roles in peacemaking although they have been neither consulted, nor included, in formal peace talks. Betty Gigisi recalls how she and four other women risked their lives to meet Harold Keke in the height of the 1998- 2003 ethnic tension in the Solomon Islands.
Betty Gigisi reflects on her time working with women and reconciliation groups in the Solomon Islands after the civil war. She says women have a crucial place in traditional Pacific society and can play an important role in the search for peace.