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Monday, September 22, 2014
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...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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...
Friday, May 16, 2014
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...
Monday, March 17, 2014
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...
Friday, August 30, 2013
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...
Friday, March 22, 2013
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...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, November 08, 2012
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...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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...
Monday, August 13, 2012
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...
Monday, August 13, 2012
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...
Friday, August 10, 2012
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...
Friday, October 28, 2011
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,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
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...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Delegates submissions, some reportage, and photos from the PIF SPC Women In Politics conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2006.
Friday, March 27, 2009
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.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
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.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
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...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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...
Friday, September 28, 2007
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...