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This is a collation of case summaries from the Asia Pacific region citing CEDAW, National Constitutions, and other Human Rights instruments protecting equality of rights between men and women.
This report reviews the factors that enable and constrain the advancement of women's political representation in the Pacific region countries. The report consists of five parts that discuss the impact of electoral systems on women's representation...
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls says Australia can help Pacific nations improve poor levels of female leadership. Natasha Stott-Despoja is the head of an Australian delegation to Tonga to meet about 30 women in politics from around the...

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The one day national consultation to feed into the national report for the Beijing +20 occurred on Wednesday 8th of May 2014 from 8am until 4.30pm at the Le Lagoon Warwick Hotels led by the Department of Women’s Affairs with technical and financial...

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The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...

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More work needs to be done post-elections in the Pacific to ensure Pacific countries do not remain at the bottom globally for gender equality in politics.   The Fiji Women's Forum says more work needs to be done in the Pacific to boost the...
Delegates submissions, some reportage, and photos from the PIF SPC Women In Politics conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2006.
The Vanuatu Council of Women says the government needs to come up with more strategies to push women's political representation in the country. The non-governmental organisation has launched a report on women's participation in politics from 2009 to...

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This is a quick guide to campaigning for Pacific women. It features case studies of Pacific women who have stood for national elections in their respective countries. In these case studies, they share practical tips for campaigning, their struggles...

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This guide provides practical recommendations and tools on how to promote women in parliaments in the Pacific region. It describes the use of special measures such as reserved seats and political party quotas, and special campaigning tools.

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Within two months after setting up office, the United Nations Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM) Gender Equality in Political Governance Programme (GEPG) in the Pacific has already started making waves. UNIFEM’s GEPG Programme is a 5 year...

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Vanuatu’s Parliament has passed legislation providing for reserved seats for women in the country’s Municipal Councils. The amendment to the Municipalities Act, which was passed with unanimous support among MPs, provides that one seat in every ward...
It's less than two months to Vanuatu's general elections, and 18 women have shown their interest to stand as candidates.   A group of women candidates prepares for Vanuatu's election (Credit: ABC)  They have been attending a workshop to...
None of the 10 women who contested the Vanuatu national election on Tuesday have succeeded in winning a seat. The country's electoral commission won't announce the final results until next week, but according to unofficial counts none of the 52...
18 women have shown their interest to run as candidates in Vanuatu's general elections in two months time. Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.   Read the complete story at Australia News...
Female leaders in Vanuatu are urging voters to boycott male candidates at the October general elections. There are currently no female members in the Vanuatu parliament. Eleven women boycotted a speech this week by senior MP Ralph Regenvanu, who was...
Women attending a political workshop in Vanuatu have agreed to pursue a quota system for the 2016 election. Nearly 20 women, who are intending to stand in the October election, have been attending a workshop organised by the department of women’s...
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics

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While no women managed to secure a seat in the national election and again in the provincial election, this does not represent a failure on the women part as the high number of women contesting recent elections has set a record for the country. In...