The Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Women’s Network Chairlady Staff Sergeant Catherine Nalakia says regarding the COVID-19 response, we are proud to see female correctional officers taking the step forward in providing National Security without no second thoughts in complying with orders and leaving loved ones and families because of their heart they have for the nation of Solomon Islands.
“Us women we can do what men can do” Nalakia told the women officers
Speaking during the opening ceremony Mrs Catherine Nalakia told the participants there are challenges that affected women working in a Correctional environment and finding ways to work together in partnership with our male colleagues to move the organisation forward
“our effort to hold the workshop have been affected by the COVID -19 Global pandemic with the impact it has had on financial resources as well as the new priorities it has brought up for CSSI” Mrs Nalakia said
“This year Senior Managers Conference gives us opportunity to re-look into their Action Plan to identify areas needed to improve, update organisation policies and ensure that CSSI policies take account of the specific needs of women”. She added
Chairlady Nalakia acknowledge the Australia’s Solomon Islands Justice Program (SIJP), RSIPF, Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs and female officers represented the provincial correctional centres for attending the women’s’ Network senior management conference
Ms. SSgt Nalakia thanked the CSSI Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi and his leadership in approving and supporting the CSSI Women’s Network