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Monday, April 19, 2021
The women that upended Samoa’s politics
Following last week’s election, Samoa’s long-time ruler could be displaced by the country’s first female leader. Samoa is home to one of the world’s longest serving leaders. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malilegaoi has been in power since 1999,...
Samoa election workers tally votes. Opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa could become the island's first female leader with her new party tied with the prime minister's and a lone independent holding the balance of power Handout Samoa Electoral Commissio
Monday, April 19, 2021
Samoa election result hailed as victory for women
Wellington (AFP) – Samoa’s cliff-hanger general election is a victory for under-represented women in Pacific island politics, regardless of the final outcome, opposition leader Fiame Naomi Mataafa said Monday. Her FAST party is on the cusp of a...
Friday, September 08, 2017
Samoa's deputy PM explains barrier for women politicians
The deputy prime minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mata'afa says the uncertainty associated with running for office deters Pacific women from entering politics. Fiame, who is the longest serving woman MP in Samoa's Parliament, was speaking at a meeting...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Improvements for women in politics in Samoa
Following her appointment as Deputy Leader of Samoa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP), Fiame Mataafa was named Deputy Prime Minister, the first Samoan woman to hold that position. She is also the minister for natural resources and environment....
Second from left- Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Samoa's longest standing Member of Parliament and the first female member of Cabinet. Photo: UN Women/Olivia Owen.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Joining efforts to increase political participation of women in Samoa
Joint Press ReleaseUNDP and UN Women Suva, Fiji - Today (01 April 2015) representatives from the Government of Samoa, the Government of Australia, UN agencies and civil society organisations gather in Apia to witness the signing of the Increasing...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Samoa
Samoa shares with its Pacific island neighbors a vulnerability to natural and economic shocks, as well as challenges of social transformation. Over the past several decades Samoa has weathered these storms, progressively strengthening essential...
Monday, June 24, 2013
New dawn for Samoan women: Seats reserved for them next Parliament
From the next general elections at least five seats in  Samoan Parliament will be occupied by women. Passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2013 this morning made that law. “It’s a new dawn for women,” Speaker of Parliament, La’auli Leuatea Fosi...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Samoa: Samoa PM upsets feminists with PM comment
Samoa's newly re-elected prime minister has raised the ire of Pacific feminists by claiming one female MP in his cabinet is "more than enough". Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi swore in his 13-members cabinet over the weekend after winning a...
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...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
START: A Guide To Campaigning for Pacific Women
This is a quick guide to campaigning for Pacific women. It features case studies of Pacific women who have stood for national elections in their respective countries. In these case studies, they share practical tips for campaigning, their struggles...
Friday, September 28, 2007
A Woman's Place is in the House - the House of Parliament
This report reviews the factors that enable and constrain the advancement of women's political representation in the Pacific region countries. The report consists of five parts that discuss the impact of electoral systems on women's representation...