It's less than two months to Vanuatu's general elections, and 18 women have shown their interest to stand as candidates.
A group of women candidates prepares for Vanuatu's election.They have been attending a workshop to prepare for the elections.
Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.
One of the women at the workshop is Rose Nabong from the island of Ambrym in central Vanuatu.
She told our local correspondent Hilaire Bule, the people in her community asked her to stand as their candidate.
Presenter: Hilaire Bule
Speaker: Rose Nabong from the island of Ambrym in central Vanuatu
[Listen to the interview here at ABC Radio Australia]
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