Gender & Women's Empowerment

Bernadeth, a role model for WASH leadership

1 February 2024

In the Solomon Islands, the New Times, New Targets Project is encouraging women to take up leadership roles to strengthen sanitation and hygiene in schools. An outstanding example of a female teacher taking charge of…

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Women lead in improving WASH in Tamami

8 January 2024

Leadership roles in communities in the Solomon Islands are often dominated by men, and this has often extended to WASH committees. But through training provided by Live & Learn and the NTNT project, the community…

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Amplifying the voices of women

28 November 2023

When women take leadership roles in WASH, communities get a different and wider perspective, especially when it comes to topics such as menstruation. In the community of Monga, in Solomon Islands’ Guadalcanal Province, the Live &…

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Reducing menstruation stigma in the Solomon Islands

16 October 2023

In the Solomon Islands, Live & Learn is turning old attitudes and poor understandings of menstruation around and improving the lives of women and girls. Through the Urban Water Supply Sanitation program, implemented alongside Solomon…

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Managing money the inclusive way

18 August 2023

Managing finances in an inclusive way is an important part of strengthening relationships between men and women and helping families to achieve their dreams. Representatives of Mosquito community in East Honiara participated in three days…

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Cecilia speaking to students

The women working for a better world

8 March 2022

This year’s International Women’s Day theme, ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, recognises that it’s only by including women in these systems and roles that we can meet the challenges we are currently facing and build towards a fair and sustainable future for all.

Women across the world are doing incredible work to build this future – including at Live & Learn.

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Emjay smiling and holding a reusable menstrual pad

Menstrual Health Day – It’s Time For Action

28 May 2021

The theme for Menstrual Heath Day 2021 is It’s Time for Action. Nobody understands this more than Mary Elizabeth Ramosaea.

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A group of women who participated in the Live & Learn workshop pose together on the grass

COVID-19 provides new opportunities for women in rural PNG

5 March 2021

Live & Learn is sharing stories of female empowerment under the International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge.

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Live & Learn PNG staff at menstrual hygiene promotion activities

Schools in Papua New Guinea Take Action on Menstrual Hygiene

6 August 2020

COVID-19 has brought attention to many of the issues that women and girls face managing their periods around the world. This includes affordability and accessibility of menstrual hygiene products, highlighting that periods don’t stop for…

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