Practice Parliament for Women Training Manual launched

The idea for a Practice Parliament for Women came about as a direct response to the call from women around the Pacific region to be supported, and to have their political and policy skills developed. This in
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PNG National Parliament hosts first Practice Session for Women

Port Moresby, 13 March 2017 –   The National Parliament hosted a historic first-ever Practice Parliament Session for Women, with Hon Deputy Speaker John Simon presiding over 45 women par
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PNG Women participate in Practice Parliament Session

Lawyer Gabrissa Hartman is Nauru’s new Member of Parliament

Lawyer and former Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Gabrissa Hartman has been elected a Member of Parliament in the Nauru parliament. Hartman is the new MP for the Ubenide constituency and is Nauru’s second
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Gabrissa Hartman elected in by-election

Cooks Speaker encourages women to be politically bold

The Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament, Honorouble Niki Rattle, says women need to be bold and stand in elections. Read the Story
The Cook Islands speaker of Parliament Niki Rattle. Photo: RNZ/Daniela Maoate-Cox

Young women in Vanuatu learn about engaging in politics

Port Vila, 31 August 2016 - Over 30 young women are attending a training workshop in Port Vila aimed at enabling them to effectively engage in political development through capacity development. The trai
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Young Vanuatu women learning about "the art of politics"

Our updates

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.