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In the pink of things

In the pink of things

EVE BURNS To say last Thursday’s Pink Tea Party was a success is to be guilty of a gross understatement. The fourth annual Pink Tea Party was a spectacular event organized by the Ministry of Health and Human Services’ National Cancer Prevention Program, Marshall Islands Breast Cancer Society, Cancer Support Group and Women United Together […]

Women’s loan fund gets going

Women’s loan fund gets going

The Taiwan-funded women’s small loan program known as Kora Im Ankil (KIA) Fund Inc. is getting down to business following a board of directors meeting last week that finalized bylaws and other details for the program to start. This week, Tuesday a small ceremony was held at Bank of Marshall Islands marking the official turnover […]

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM is working with the Jelto Island community in Majuro Atoll to launch a Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Project. It is working alongside technical partners Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC), Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT), Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI), Jibron Ae Entrepreneurs (JAE) and other technical representatives and […]

WUTMI opens Ebeye program

WUTMI opens Ebeye program

Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI) officially launched its new support service for women in Ebeye earlier this week. The support service is called Weto In Mour (A Place of Life): Violence Against Women and Girls Support Service. It is based in Majuro and now also operates in Ebeye. “The women and children survivors of […]

Pink Tea Party a hit

Pink Tea Party a hit

A big turnout of people, replete with creative handicraft-style hats and snazzy outfits, highlighted last week’s Third Annual Breast Cancer Pink Tea Party held at RRE’s Tide Table. Over 100 people packed into the restaurant for the breast cancer awareness program that included music, dancing, speeches, door prizes, a photo booth and high spirits. WUTMI […]

Action on domestic violence

Action on domestic violence

EVE BURNS Women United Together in the Marshall Islands (WUTMI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the RMI Attorney General (AG) last week to confirm cooperation to protect victims of domestic violence. The new agreement represents a joint working arrangement with the AG’s office and WUTMI’s Weto in Mour program for providing services to victims […]

Women talk business

Women talk business

The official launch event for the Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Network was held at the Marshall Islands Resort last Saturday. Representatives from the national women’s organization WUTMI, the Ministries of Natural Resources and Commerce and Culture and Internal Affairs, the Office of Commerce, Investment and Tourism, the Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from local businesses joined […]

WAM shines at open house

WAM shines at open house

KELLY LORENNIJ The Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) vocational and life skills program is set to graduate a batch of trainees next month. During their open house last Thursday, WAM showcased the handcrafted work of past and present trainees in full display including coconut graters, tables, pounders and riwut-style canoes. WAM Director Alson Kelen was […]

MIMA gets down to business

The Marshall Islands Mayors Association launched its 28th annual conference Monday at the International Conference Center Of the 24 local governments assembled at the opening, four were a “no show.” They are: Wotho, Namdrik, Rongelap and Arno.The first week featured multiple speakers from different entities in the Majuro, including key donors from the Republic of […]