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This page collects stories on developments throughout the Pacific in promoting women in politics. Because many news sites in the Pacific archive their stories after a period of time, we have replicated the stories in full on this page, to keep an archive on efforts and article in the region. We thank all Pacific news colleagues for their contributions in sharing stories on women in politics. If you have a story we have missed, please send it to the PacWIP team on

(21 June 2017)
Papua New Guinea's veteran politician Sir Michael Somare has called on voters to support women candidates contesting this month's national election. Speaking to local media, Sir Michael said there were many wonderful women contesting the five-yearly polls, and that the coun
(08 June 2017)
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. She said the Equality and Participation Act had already
(05 June 2017)
Monday 05th June, 2017. Suva Fiji. By Kalesi Mele. 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 t
(16 May 2017)
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 yesterday to decide on their nominees for both premier and speaker. The 20 seat legisl
(12 May 2017)
Preliminary results from yesterday's election in Niue show that O'Love Jacobsen has won most votes for the common roll seats. Six common roll seats and 14 village seats make up the island's parliament. Ms Jacobsen, who has been Niue's High Commissioner to New Zea
(12 May 2017)
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 between her and Makaseau Ioane last weekend for the village seat of Mutalau. S
(12 May 2017)
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 at the weekend. A fifth woman, Maureen Melekitama, is in a tie for one of
(03 May 2017)
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
(28 April 2017)
28th April, 2017. Only 2614 candidates have nominated to contest the 2017 National Election, the official preliminary figures released last night showed. The PNG Electoral Commission had expected 4068 candidates to nominate but at 4.06pm when nominations closed, the remaining 1454 h
(25 April 2017)
Nearly half of those hoping to run for common roll seats in Niue's election next month are women. The provisional roll released on Friday includes what's believed to be a record 24 candidates contesting the six nationally elected seats, ten of them women. The other
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