Pacific: UNDP keen to support getting more Pacific women in Parliament

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Pacific: UNDP keen to support getting more Pacific women in Parliament

The head of the United Nations Development Programme says her organisation will happily support MPs who want to re-introduce legislation to increase women’s political representation.

Across the Pacific, only about 5 percent of parliamentarians are women.

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have attempted reserved seats, and legislation has been introduced in Samoa.

Helen Clark says the developing countries around the World that have made the biggest strides in women’s representation have generally employed special measures.

Read more at Radio New Zealand International, published 9 September 2012.

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