Category Archives : 1000.Solomon Island


“Reconciliation brings peace, but in the absence of forgiveness and repentance, reconciliation and peace cannot exist.” Apollonia Bola Talo is a grassroots activist from Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands. She has worked extensively on advancing women’s issues and interests relating to HIV/AIDS, income generating enterprises, training, policy development, social justice, and peace. During the late 1990s’ […]


“I was born with a heart for the people. When you have commitment and dedication, death or life does not exist for you. People first; you come later.” Sister Ceciliana’s education and training as a nurse with the Catholic Sisters of the Church in Solomon Islands opened the door for her to shoulder a very […]

KATHLEEN KAPEI (Solomon Islands)

“If women and children can be recognized as equals of men and allowed to exercise their rights as human beings, then men and women, families, communities and the society at large will benefit.” Christian faith and love for local communities triggered Sister Kathleen’s work for the welfare of women and children, human rights, social justice, […]