Female political participation in the Pacific

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Female political participation in the Pacific

Last week I was in Tahiti (yes, I know) for PIPSA, the biannual Pacific Islands Political Science Association conference, to discuss China's role in the region and the influence Pacific island governments have in negotiating Chinese financing (more on that research in a forthcoming post).

An important theme running through the conference was women and politics in the Pacific. As has been noted on The Interpreter before, the lack of female political representation around the region (including Australia) is a concern. But during the PIPSA sessions I was particularly struck by the promising initiatives and research underway, and by the quality of female Pacific voices represented.

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