Part 3 of Stand Up and Fight - Legal and Policy Framework Relating to Equality

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016

Part 3 of Stand Up and Fight: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Solomon Islands a report which focuses on discrimination and inequality in Solomon Islands and exposes the extent of discrimination and inequality experienced by groups including women; persons with disabilities; lesbian, gay and bisexual persons; and persons living with HIV in Solomon Islands. It also concludes that a tendency for people to identify strongly as members of kinship groups or residents of a particular island, rather than as Solomon Islanders has promoted difference and fostered ethnic tension.

The report argues that if Solomon Islands is to move on from the conflict which afflicted the country between 1998 and 2003, its people must stand up and fight traditions which exacerbate difference on the basis of ethnicity, gender, disability and sexual orientation. 

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