1 August 2016: NZ news story on the work of Sister Lorraine Garasu of the Nazareth community at Chabai, interviewing Sister Lorraine and New Zealand volunteer Liz Hicks: click here to see the video.
JUNE 2016: Inter-Press Service has published an article by Catherine Wilson about issues facing the "Lost Generation" who were growing up during the civil war of the 1990s.
The article features the work of HWC in training these young people and helping them develop the life skills they need. See Bougainville Women Turn Around Lives of "Lost Generation"
It is a year since the death of Moses Havini, a Hako chief whose life was devoted to the people of Bougainville. Moses was a great supporter and friend of Hako Women's Collective.
Ceremonies to make the end of the year of mourning will be held in the next two weeks. Read more for a tribute to him posted at the time of his death.
An interesting article by Catherine Wilson has been published by Inter-Press Service (IPS) about some of the pressures facing Pacific nations in seeking to establish stable societies developing in a sustainable way. The article notes the risks to stability and underlying issues that remain unresolved, including 'inequality, land disputes, fragile governance and youth unemployment', and particularly notes the problems associated with the extractive industries (mining), corruption and land ownership.
Helen Dakin (Sydney supporter)
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This website and the email address are managed on behalf of HWC by Helen Dakin, a supporter based in Australia.