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.