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Monday, July 15, 2013
Female encouraged for PM, Fiji
WITH more countries around the world voting in female prime ministers, Fiji's women are also being encouraged to add a female face to the words "Prime Minister". Such a change will obviously be accompanied by numerous challenges, explained Minister...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Leading political activist: Women ignored by Fiji's draft constitution
Last month Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama announced that the draft Constitution was ready. He had promised that the draft and any amendments would be handled by a Constituent Assembly, but then he announced it would be presented directly...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Fiji's Women Forum 4
The Fiji's Women Forum is a national consultation to discuss the participation of women in the democratization process. Since last year there have been 3 such national forums. The current forum is scheduled to take place between Monday April 8 and...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Fiji: Call for equal representation in parliament
THE women of Vitogo Village and surrounding settlements have called on the Constitution Commission to ensure there is equal representation of women and men in a new parliament. Making submissions on behalf of the women of Vitogo yesterday, Adi...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: 19 Graduate From Leaders Program
Ninteen young women graduated on Friday night from the Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF), a year-long training program run by the Fiji Womens Rights Movement. To read the full article, please visit The Fiji Times Online
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women for Posts
Fiji Teachers Union president Bal Ram said there were very few female union executives. Mr. Ram said he hoped more women candidates would contest executive positions in their national elections next year. To read the full article, please visit The...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Call for Women to Join Poll Process
Supervisor of Elections, Felicity Heffernan, says it's important for women to be part of the electoral process. Ms. Heffernan made the comment at a workshop on gender-based elections cycle at the Lagoon Resort in Pacific Harbour yesterday. To read...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women to take active roles in politics
Fiji women need to be encouraged to take active roles in politics. There were comments made by audience members at a public debate on whether temporary special measures are needed to get women into parliament. In Pacific island countries,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Fiji: Women Told to Join Media
Women have been encouraged to take up the challenge and to stand up and represent themselves. This is the view of Fulori Turaga of the Fiji Media Watch when asked if women are under-represented. This issue was brought up after gender imbalances in...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pacific Women's Bureau News
Delegates submissions, some reportage, and photos from the PIF SPC Women In Politics conference, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 2006.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Translating CEDAW into Law: CEDAW Legislative Compliance in Nine Pacific Island Countries
This publication is divided into 10 chapters. Chapter 1 introduces and provides an overview of the indicators that have been developed and applied to assess CEDAW legislative compliance in the 9 Pacific Island countries. National constitutions and...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Making Invisible Work More Visible; Gender and Time Use Surveys with a Focus in the Pacific and Unpaid Care Work
This book looks at methodologies for time use surveys in developing countries, especially the Pacific and the importance of unpaid care work.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Temporary Special Measures To Promote Gender Balance In Pacific Legislatures: A Guide to Options
This guide provides practical recommendations and tools on how to promote women in parliaments in the Pacific region. It describes the use of special measures such as reserved seats and political party quotas, and special campaigning tools.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Fundamentalisms in Asia Pacific: Trends, Impact, Challenges and Strategies Asserting Women’s Rights
This book analyzes the manifestations of fundamentalisms in the Asia-Pacific region and their impact on women as well as on democracy and politics in general. It includes strategies adopted by women’s groups and progressive women’s movements to...
Friday, January 09, 2009
Seethings and Seatings: Strategies for Women’s Political Participation in Asia Pacific
This is a publication from the APWLD’s research project aimed at assisting women in Asia Pacific to challenge existing structures hindering women’s participation in political processes. The book presents case studies on six women leaders from Fiji,...