Email this page to a friend
Cancel Send

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

(03 November 2017)
Papua New Guinea general elections only come around every five years and are embraced with great passion by voters hoping for change. Thus it was all the more disappointing for voters that the 2017 PNG election was riddled with electoral roll flaws, polling irregularities, delays an
(04 October 2017)
Lepolo Taunisila said most of the 15 women candidates had good qualifications, years of experience in various fields and that their participation was a blessing for Tonga. She said the Congress was fully supporting the women in every way it could to achieve more successful results t
(03 October 2017)
The head of the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children says she is proud to see so many women running for parliament in Tonga's upcoming general election. Fifteen of the 86 candidates who have put their names forward for the election on 16 November are women. In 2014,
(28 September 2017)
39 candidates have registered on the first day of registration to contest Tongatapu's 10 constituencies in the November 16 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow, the final day of nominations. The Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva is running again
(24 September 2017)
The head of Tonga's Civil Society Forum says getting more women into parliament is everyone's responsibility and its time for more gender balance in Tongan politics. Siale 'Ilolahia says the early election in November is an opportunity for Tongan women to come forward.
(07 September 2017)
Last month's dissolution of Tonga's Parliament by royal decree has put plans for greater representation for women on the backburner. Elections are to be held on November 16, a year earlier than planned, dampening the hopes of Tonga's women's rights advocates. Lik
(20 August 2017)
Papua New Guinea's prime minister says he's looking to revive a proposal to reserve 22 seats in the country's parliament for women.  No women were elected in recent elections, making Papua New Guinea one of the few countries with no female representation.
(14 August 2017)
The recent election in Papua New Guinea (PNG) continued with a semblence of chaotic campaigns. With violence breaking out both during the electoral campaign and after the results had been confirmed, an attempted kidnapping of a candidate, problems with the&
(10 August 2017)
The United Nations Development Programme has joined the Registrar of Political Parties, the Chief Ombudsman and the highest polling female candidate in the national elections to call for political leaders, governments and voters to commit to real change to progress female participa
(10 August 2017)
A scholar of Pacific politics says women have been priced out of the election "game" in Papua New Guinea. No women have been elected to the new parliament despite a record 167 women going forward for election. All three women MPs in the previous 111-seat legislature lost t
1   |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |   10   |   11   |   12   |   13   |   14   |   15   |   16   |   17   |   18   |   19   |   20   |   21   |   22   |   23   |   24   |   25   |   26   |   27   |   28   |   29   |   30   |   31   |   32   |   33   |   34   |   35   |   36   |   37   |   38   |   39     Return to top