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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

(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
(12 April 2017)
PORT MORESBY, 11 APRIL 2017 (POST COURIER) --- Papua New Guinea men’s mentality of “women don’t belong in politics” has changed, and women are making their mark in the country’s politics, Sir Michael Somare said.   He was responding to questio
(10 April 2017)
March 21st, 2017. VANUATU has 11 female candidates contesting the four 2017 Provincial Elections this week. The 11 female candidates are running in three Provinces of Penama, Shefa and Tafea while there is no female candidate contesting in Malampa Province. A Women&rsq
(10 April 2017)
4068 candidates to contest PNG election More than 4000 candidates, 200 of them women, have registered their intention to contest the 2017 National Election in Papua New Guinea, which is 10 days away. The Highlands region has registered the highest number of 1719 intending candid
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