9 November 2018

Community perceptions of gender norms and economic opportunity in rural Solomon Islands

Author: ESubden
Published by: Australia Aid, Oxfam, Strongim Bisnis
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This report compiles participatory qualitative research and community-led analysis in three rural communities in three provinces in Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, Malaita and Western Province). It explores the key social norms affecting women’s economic empowerment in the Solomon Islands with relevance to the cocoa, coconut and tourism value chains; the primary focus sectors for the Australian Government funded program, Strongim Bisnis. The report also explores key issues relevant for value chains in which women already dominate, such as vegetable production and weaving.