Somare urges PNG to elect more women

Papua New Guinea's veteran politician Sir Michael Somare has called on voters to support women candidates contesting this month's national election. Read the Story
2012 photo of Sir Michael Somare campaigning in East Sepik. Photo: RNZ

PNG’s Tekwie calls for stronger backing for women in Parliament

Papua New Guinea’s Greens Party president and founder of PNG Women in Politics Dorothy Tekwie has called on voters in next month’s general election to support leaders who support women representation in Parliament. Read the Story
Library Picture: Ms. Dorothy Tekwie, PNG Greens Party president.

Singh encourages women to participate in political sphere

National Federation Party vice-president, Priscilla Singh, is calling for more women participation in the political sphere. This comes after the party indicated an intention to have about 50 per cent of women candidates in the next election. Read the Story
Library picture: Fiji's National Federation Party vice-president, Priscilla Singh.

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

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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.