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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

(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
(27 March 2017)
Voters in Wallis and Futuna have gone to the polls in a territorial election to choose a new 20-member assembly for a five-year term. Nine members were re-elected, including the former assembly president Mikaele Kulimoetoke. Six women were elected, two more than in 2012. Thirty-
(24 March 2017)
The idea for a Practice Parliament for Women came about as a direct response to the call from women around the Pacific region to be supported, and to have their political and policy skills developed. This initiative drew on the positive experiences reported from youth parliament forums
(16 March 2017)
For the first time in its history, Chuuk province of the Federated States of Micronesia will have a woman in the state senate. Her name is Gardenia Aisek and her campaign turned heads in the Chuukese community. Ms Aisek says speaking to voters face-to-face about her vision for chang
(13 March 2017)
Port Moresby, 13 March 2017 –   The National Parliament hosted a historic first-ever Practice Parliament Session for Women, with Hon Deputy Speaker John Simon presiding over 45 women participants from all over the country. All were who are intending to run as candid
(01 February 2017)
By Silvia Cosier ( Growing numbers of women may be taking their places in political life around the world, but in many parts of the world, their numbers are woefully small. Women in politics are a rarity in th
(20 January 2017)
Lawyer and former Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Gabrissa Hartman has been elected a Member of Parliament in the Nauru parliament. Hartman is the new MP for the Ubenide constituency and is Nauru’s second woman parliamentarian in the current parliament. She received an absolute majori
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