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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.

Women in Government in Solomon Islands: A diagnostic study

Women in Government in Solomon Islands: A diagnostic study

This study is an examination of the barriers preventing a voice for women in the legislature looking at how a traditional belief in ‘big man’ leadership results in a perception that the national realm of public decision-making is to be exclusively male.  The study considers how women are engaged as peacemakers and have obtained certain forms of recognition through dedicated government and civil society women's agencies, yet are hindered by fragmentation and disconnect between the village-level and the government. The Diagnostic Study found that a absence of a common vision for the advancement of women and constraints encountered in the electoral system, electoral process and during the campaign period are systemic and traditional obstacles. The Study offers details of women's experiences of the same, as well as recommendations for necessary change. 

Author: Sherrill Whittington, Sofi Ospina & Alice Aruhe’eta Pollard

Institution: RAMSI

Date: February 10, 2006

File size and type: 686.91 KB

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Outcomes Document: Pacific Regional Workshop on Advancing Women’s Representation in Parliaments

Outcomes Document: Pacific Regional Workshop on Advancing Women’s Representation in Parliaments

From 19-21 April 2006, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Secretariat for the Pacific Community, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, UNDP and UNIFEM organised a Pacific Regional Workshop on Advancing Women's Representation in Parliaments, which was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Participants included parliamentarians, ministers, national directors and civil society organisation delegates from Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna. Participants endorsed the attached Outcomes Document. 

Author: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Institution: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Date: May 20, 2021

File size and type: 83.80 KB

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Beyond Numbers: Women in Politics

Beyond Numbers: Women in Politics

The International IDEA Handbook Series seeks to present comparative analysis, information and insights on a range of democratic institutions and processes. The handbook is.at once an overview, an analysis and a guide, focused on the obstacles faced. by women, the means of overcoming them, the modalities of impacting on and through legislative structures, and the varied and rich experiences available around the world from which tolearn.

Author: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Institution: Beyond Numbers: Women in Politics

Date: February 1, 2006

File size and type: 964.44 KB

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Paths For Women in Local Government in Australia

Paths For Women in Local Government in Australia

This report provides a picture of the employment of women in Australian Local Government. The research was undertaken between 2003 and 2004.

Author: Paddon & Artist

Institution: UTS

Date: January 1, 2005

File size and type: 146.70 KB

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Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific

Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific

This is a publication from the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD)’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji, India, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The first case study in this publication looks at the strategies that Adi Ema Tagicakibau used in the course of her political career in Fiji, offering insights into her background, her entry into the women’s rights movement and into politics.

Author: Rashila Ramli, Elisa Tita Lubi and Nurgul Djanaeva

Institution: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

Date: January 1, 2005

File size and type: 696.46 KB

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Nominating for Change: Strengthening Women’s Position in Political Parties, Training for Trainers Manual (2003)

Nominating for Change: Strengthening Women’s Position in Political Parties, Training for Trainers Manual (2003)

Author: National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Institution: Nominating for Change: Strengthening Women’s Position in Political Parties, Training for Trainers Manual

Date: January 5, 2003

File size and type: 1.66 MB

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Winning and losing in politics: key issues in Papua New Guinea

Winning and losing in politics: key issues in Papua New Guinea

Author: Carol Kidu & Susan Setae

Institution: Development Bulletin, No.59

Date: January 6, 2002

File size and type: 40.33 KB

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Gender and perceptions of political power in Papua New Guinea

Gender and perceptions of political power in Papua New Guinea

Author: Dianne Korare

Institution: Development Bulletin, No.59

Date: January 6, 2002

File size and type: 47.97 KB

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Fighting for a fair deal in Solomon Islands national politics

Fighting for a fair deal in Solomon Islands national politics

Author: Afu Billy

Institution: Development Bulletin, No.59

Date: January 6, 2002

File size and type: 42.20 KB

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To make a difference: Realities of women’s participation in Papua New Guinea politics

To make a difference: Realities of women’s participation in Papua New Guinea politics

Author: Orovu Sepoe

Institution: Development Bulletin, No.59

Date: January 6, 2002

File size and type: 164.90 KB

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Slo slo: increasing women’s representation in parliament in Vanuatu

Slo slo: increasing women’s representation in parliament in Vanuatu

Author: Isabelle Donald, Jane Strachan & Hilda Taleo

Institution: Development Bulletin, No.59

Date: January 6, 2002

File size and type: 147.38 KB

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