Vanuatu: Voters urged to boycott male candidates

Female leaders in Vanuatu are urging voters to boycott male candidates at the October general elections.

There are currently no female members in the Vanuatu parliament.

Eleven women boycotted a speech this week by senior MP Ralph Regenvanu, who was addressing a women's training workshop.

They say Mr Regenvanu has reneged on a commitment to help women have a greater presence in the parliament.


Read more at Australia Network News, published 22 August 2012.