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Friday, March 01, 2019
How will women fare in Solomon Islands elections?
By Kerryn Baker  In terms of women’s representation in politics, Solomon Islands lags behind much of the world. In April, Solomon Islands will hold the first general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Solomon Islands: Practice parliament for women to level the playing field for women’s political participation
As a response to gender norms that continue to work against women’s entry into politics, 50 women across the eight provinces of the Solomon Islands are currently gathered in Honiara for the Second Practice Parliament for Women. According to the...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Government of Solomon Islands Supports Temporary Special Measure Policy for Women in Parliament
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has moved a Motion in Parliament to consider the White Paper on the proposed new election system for Solomon Islands. Apart from addressing some of the shortfalls in the current first past the post system, Prime...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Beijing +20 National Review, Solomon Islands
What are the country’s three to five major achievements in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the twenty-third special session of the General...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Solomon Islands Women in Parliament
Women in government or representation of women in Parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in this country, however since the national general election is just around the corner, it is the right time to give it a focus again. All alone, it...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Solomon Islands election candidate says women want change
A Solomon Islands politician says women in her country are fed up with not benefitting from any of the money that passes through the hands of her male counterparts. Rhoda Sikilabu is a former deputy premier of Isabel province and now a provincial...
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
Solomon Islands: Lack of Female Leadership in Solomon’s Parliament
The new Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands says he wants to see women leaders in parliament. To read the full article, please visit Pacific Radio News
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Solomon Islands: Campaign for More Women in Solomon Islands Parliament
A campaign has been launched in the Solomon Islands to reserve 10 seats in Parliament for women. Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs, Johnson Koli, launched the Special Temporary measures campaign on Tuesday night. The campaign...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Western Province Elects First Woman, Victoria Oloratavo, Into the Provincial Assembly
The election of the new Provincial Member for Kusaghe ward, Ms Victoria Sino Oloratavo, into the Western Provincial Assembly is positive news for the women of this nation, considering the low level of participation by women in both the National...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
National Elections and Women Candidates in Solomon Islands: Results from the People’s Survey
A striking feature of elected governments in Solomon Islands is the general scarcity of women. Although some community elders are women and women have achieved senior positions in the public service and civil society, very few women have been...
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.
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...

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