Niue's O'Love Jacobson to contest Premiership

Niue's former High Commissioner to New Zealand, O'Love Jaobsen, is expected to contest the premiership against caretaker leader Sir Toke Talagi. Opposition members of the Assembly met on Friday 13th May to decide on their nominees for both premier and speaker. Read the Story
Niue's O'Love Jacobson. (PC: Radio NZ)

Jacobsen takes lead in Niue poll

Preliminary results from yesterday's election in Niue show that O'Love Jacobsen has won most votes for the common roll seats. Read the Story
O'Love Jacobsen. Photo: Radio New Zealand

Fifth woman to join Niue's legislature

Niue's Parliament has now confirmed a fifth woman member will join its 20-seat legislature.  Maureen Melekitama's name was drawn by lot Monday morning local time after a tie counted betw
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Fale fono, Niue Photo: Radio New Zealand

Niue's Parliament at least 20 percent women

Provisional election results in Niue indicate a boost to women's representation in Parliament. At least four women have won a place in the 20-seat legislature after the country went to the polls
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Fale fono, Niue. (Photo credit: Radio New Zealand)

Palauan Women Break The Political Glass Ceiling

Palauan women have achieved another milestone. After more than 30 years, two women made it to the House of Delegates (HOD) and two won another term in the Senate. So, in the upcoming 10th Palau Congress, there will be four Palauan women joining this political institution which had been predominantly composed of men. Read the Story
(Left to right) Sen. Uduch Senior, Sen. Rukebai Inabo, Delegate Victoria Kanai, and Delegate Dilami Saiske

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Welcome to the Pacific Women in Politics website. This website is a pilot activity of UNDP and its partners in the region. The website has initially been designed as a knowledge-sharing portal to collect together information on activities, news, research and stakeholders working to promote women in politics in the Pacific region. Feedback from partners has suggested that while many local and regional partners are working hard to ensure that women's voices are heard in Pacific decision-making forums, information-sharing across the region and between partners could still be strengthened. This website seeks to fill this gap. Over time, it is also envisaged that this website will be developed to support the specific needs of women candidates at national and sub-national, both in terms of campaigning support, as well as campaign fund-raising. Your feedback on improving the site is very welcome.