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This page collects together publications on issues related to women in politics from both the Pacific and the world. It collects together research documents, campaigning resources and key papers. If you have a publication we have missed, please send it to the PacWIP team at pacwip@gmail.com.

Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Submission to the Pacific Plan Review 2013

Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Submission to the Pacific Plan Review 2013

This submission was prepared by the Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships (PWPP) Reference Group. The PWPP was mandated by the current Pacific women Members of Parliament, who participated in the PWPP Forum held in Sydney, Australia in February 2013, to write this submission on their behalf.

Author: Ms Louisa Wall MP (NZ) & Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa (Samoa)

Institution: Pacific Women's Parliamentary Partnerships

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Pacific Women in Power: A Discussion Paper

Pacific Women in Power: A Discussion Paper

The Pacific region contains very highly skilled and qualified women, capable of holding office, so why are so few making it into the top decision-making roles? This discussion paper summarises some of the issues affecting the under-representation of women in parliaments and assemblies throughout the Pacific.

 

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Equality & Participation in Decision-Making: The experience of women candidates in the 2012 Election

Equality & Participation in Decision-Making: The experience of women candidates in the 2012 Election

This Report considers the first hand accounts of women who contested the 2012 election, a group of media representatives and a group of representatives of political parties. The impediments to the participation and representation of women in public decision making roles in PNG are found across all parts of life in PNG. The Report makes findings and recommendations based on the data collected at the Election Diagnostic Workshop and, using that evidence base, acknowledges the need for a multifaceted response to a complex problem with multiple causes and manifestations.

Author: Equality & Participation in Decision-Making: The experience of women candidates in the 2012 Election

Institution: UNDP

File size and type: 1.50 MB

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Pacific Women in Power: A Discussion Paper

Pacific Women in Power: A Discussion Paper

The Pacific region contains very highly skilled and qualified women, capable of holding office, so why are so few making it into the top decision-making roles? This discussion paper summarises some of the issues affecting the under-representation of women in parliaments and assemblies throughout the Pacific.

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Women’s Leadership in the Pacific: Mapping of Development Partners

Women’s Leadership in the Pacific: Mapping of Development Partners

In an effort to understand the scope of activities being conducted towards increasing women’s leadership in the Pacific, AusAID through the Pacific Leadership Program, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat convened a half day meeting in Suva, following the conclusion of the 2012 Gender and Development Partners meeting from April 2nd and 3rd. The meeting was attended by representatives of the following organisations, UN Women, UNDP Pacific Centre, UN Volunteers, UNESCAP, UNFPA, Commonwealth Local Government Forum, AusAID Pacific Leadership Program, AusAID Gender Office, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, and NZAID.

Author: Development Partner Mapping

Institution: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

File size and type: 859.99 KB

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Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment

Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment

Author: UNDP

Institution: N/A

File size and type: 1.28 MB

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Request to Caretaker PNG Prime Minister re: Women’s Electorate for 2012 National Elections

Request to Caretaker PNG Prime Minister re: Women’s Electorate for 2012 National Elections

Request to the Caretaker Prime Minister to direct the PNG Electoral Commissioner to include women's electorate in the 2012 National Elections according to Constitutional amendments at Section 101, passed 23 November 2011.  Constitutional Amendment No.32 - Equality and Participation Law 2011 - is explained with notes about compliance with constitutional requirements and implications of amendment of Section 101.

Author: PNG National Council Of Women

Institution: PNG National Council Of Women

File size and type: 413.96 KB

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Representation of Women in Australian Parliaments

Representation of Women in Australian Parliaments

This  Background Paper looks at representation of women at   the  Commonwealth (national),  state  and  territory,  and  local  government  levels,  with  a  particular  focus  on  the   Commonwealth  Parliament.  It  presents  statistical  information  about  women  parliamentarians,   women  in  parliamentary  leadership  positions  and  ministries,  women  as  chairs  of  parliamentary   committees,  and  female  candidates.  It  also  includes  some  comparative  data  relating to representation  in  the  state  and  territory  parliaments,  identifies  current  and  historical  trends,  and   refers  to  recent  research  on representation  in  parliament.

Author: Parliament of Australia Library

Institution: Representation of Australian Women in Australian Parliament

File size and type: 880.13 KB

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PLP Pacific Women’s Leadership Scoping Study

PLP Pacific Women’s Leadership Scoping Study

The Report was commissioned by the Pacific Leadership Programme as a scoping study of women’s leadership outside of national politics in Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. The study uses a participatory action research approach to examine the leadership roles of women in local government, the pathways of women’s leadership, and the opportunities for young women’s leadership within civil society organisations.

Author: Isadora Laura Quay

Institution: Pacific Leadership Programme/DFAT

File size and type: 926.71 KB

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Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Guidebook to Promote Women’s Political Participation

Empowering Women for Stronger Political Parties: A Guidebook to Promote Women’s Political Participation

This publication identifies targeted interventions for promoting the stronger presence and influence of women in political parties as well as advancing gender equality issues in party policies and platforms. The lessons learned and common strategies in this Guide are drawn mainly, but not exclusively, from 20 case studies that were commissioned by UNDP and conducted by NDI during 2009-2010. The entry points identified are designed to provide ideas for action for political parties, development assistance providers, party foundations, and CSOs in their work to support parties. This full length version, including 20 case studies, is available in English

Author: Julie Ballington

Institution: UNDP & NDI

File size and type: 2.70 MB

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National elections and women candidates in Solomon Islands: Results from the People’s Survey

National elections and women candidates in Solomon Islands: Results from the People’s Survey

Author: Christina Murray

Institution: Centre for democratic Institutions

File size and type: 653.57 KB

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UN General Assembly Resolution on Women’s Political Participation (2011)

UN General Assembly Resolution on Women’s Political Participation (2011)

In December 2011, the UN General Assembly endorsed a Resolution that specifically calls upon all States to enhance the political participation of women, to accelerate the achievement of equality between men and women. The Resolution sets out a number of practical actions that States are encouraged to progress.

Author: UN Third Committee

Institution: UN General Assembly

File size and type: 45.10 KB

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