Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament

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Solomon MP calls for reserved seats for women in national parliament

Solomon Islands Member of Parliament Hon. Milner Tozaka says he supports reserved seats for women in the national parliament and calls on the government to legislate the proposal before parliament dissolves in September 2014.

Mr Tozaka made these remarks at a recent three-day regional consultation on human rights for members of parliament in Auckland, New Zealand on 15–17 January 2014 organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT).

Mr Tozaka, who is Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee and Parliamentary Wing Leader of the People’s Alliance Party, urged the National Coalition for Rural Advancement (NCRA) led by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to proceed with its plan to enact legislation to reserve 10 seats for women in the national parliament.

 

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