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Crossing rivers to market - rural women building resilience
By Online Editor
7:00 pm GMT+12, 15/10/2019, Solomon Islands

Hezlyn Tarimana of Solomon Islands Photo: UN Women/Ariela Zibiah
Financial constraints stopped Hezilyn’s formal education ending dreams of a nursing career pushing her to marriage, reasoning: “… there is no money to support me in my education so I might as well marry this man who will be able to support me”. Despite her family’s misgivings on marrying so young, it was a happy marriage until her husband died in 2006. Their firstborn works for the Solomon Islands National University, SINU; their son is pursuing some medical studies… Read more

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