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. Read more
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 in Pacific parliaments and conditions necessary for women’ s political participation and representation in Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu. Read more
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, advocates and youth leaders. It will be an occasion to celebrate our collective achievements, reflect on our challenges and political climates, deepen feminist knowledge and analysis, strengthen our sisterhood, solidarity and collaboration, and reaffirm our resolve to advance women’s rights.
Workshops will be divided into four... Read more
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 youth leaders to celebrate our collective achievements, reflect on our challenges and shifting political environments, deepen feminist knowledge and analysis, strengthen our sisterhood, solidarity and collaboration and reaffirm our resolve to advance women’s rights. For more information visit the APWLD website. Workshops will focus on: 1. ... Read more
Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn-into office Monday in Tarawa to replace the two ministers who resigned from office last week.
A statement from the Office of the President said the three ministers - Rimeta Beniamina, MP from Nikunau, Waysang Kum Kee, MP from Nonouti and Tangariki Reete, MP from Betio took their oath before Chief Justice Sir John Muria in the presence of President Anote Tong, Cabinet Ministers and Secretaries.
We invite you to read the full article published October 15, 2013 Read more
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 and triumphs. START spells out 5 quick steps one can consider when deciding to stand for elections. Read more
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. Read more
This publication is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces and provides an overview of the indicators that have been developed and applied to assess CEDAW legislative compliance in the 9 Pacific Island countries. National constitutions and existing laws in 9 Pacific Island countries were measured and the results indicate that there are varying levels of compliance from country to country and with the various indicators developed for each of the 16 CEDAW articles in the 9 Pacific Island Countries reviewed.
Chapters 2-10 contain the results of the two desk reviews that together show the... Read more
First ever Mock Parliament for Women begins in Kiribati.
8 August 2011 (Tarawa, Kiribati) – Today marked an historic day in the Pacific, with the Kiribati National Parliament hosting the first ever Mock Parliament for Women. Thirteen women from Tarawa and seventeen women from the outer islands of Kiribati came together in the Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Parliament) following a 3-day preparatory training workshop last week.
UNDP Pacific Centre.
8 August 2011 (Tarawa, Kiribati) – Today marked an historic day in the Pacific, with the Kiribati National Parliament hosting the first ever Mock... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: Kiribati Women Show Their Skills in Parliament
9 August 2011 (Tarawa, Kiribati) – The Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Parliament) was a scene of intense debate and dialogue today as thirty Kiribati women – thirteen women from Tarawa and seventeen women from the outer islands – came together on the last day of the first ever Mock Parliament for Women held in the Kiribati, or in the Pacific.
At the closing debrief for the Mock Parliamentarians, the Speaker of the National Parliament of Kiribati, Hon Taomati Iuta, was very encouraging. “Today’s performance in the House was very... Read more