The PacWIP website has been established as an information-sharing tool on Pacific women in politics, but also as a portal to showcase women candidates running for election to their national parliaments. Under the "current elections" section of the website, PacWIP will endeavor to collect information on women candidates who are participating in national elections in Pacific countries. A brief summary of information will be collected on each woman on the national country page, and a link to "read more" will send readers to a specific page where each woman candidate can maintain their own home page with information about themselves, their policies and their campaign activities. We are hopeful that this information will then be picked up by voters, as well as by the media.
PacWIP is keen to encourage women candidates to be proactively involved with the website. We believe that it is important that women candidates choose to be involved with the website, and are supported to use the website to highlight their own policy ideas and perspectives to voters. The following information on "how to join PacWIP" is intended for women candidates who are interested in having their information showcased on the PacWIP website.
Fill out the Application Form, which has been designed to collect basic information from candidates which will be used to initially fill out each candidates personal page.
Fill out the Candidates Pledge. PacWIP is a site specifically designed to showcase the fact that women in politics have a significant and important role to play in national policy making. This Pledge will assure visitors to the PacWIP site that every candidate who is included on the website is committed to common values and goals, including respect for the law.
Where to Send?
Return the Application Form and the Candidates Pledge to the PacWIP team by emailing the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing them to +679 3301 976. In PNG, candidates can fax their information to +675 321 1224.
Women candidates who wish to update the information on their personal home page can simply email the PacWIP team at email@example.com to send us the information, which we will upload within 24 hours. For example, women candidates may want to upload news articles, press releases, policy statements and speeches. We look forward to hearing from you.