Solomon Islands: NGOs rekindle push for reserved seats for women

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Solomon Islands: NGOs rekindle push for reserved seats for women

A number of community organisations in Solomon Islands met with Government officials this week to try and advance their plans to have more women in Parliament.

There has been a unsuccessful push going back several years for reserved seats for women but this has taken on more urgency with a recent report saying Solomon Islands will not achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Gender equality is one of the 8 goals and Solomon Islands has just one woman MP and has had just one other in 34 years since independence.

Read more at Radio New Zealand International, published 13 September 2012.

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