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Julia King will be the sixth woman to hold a seat in Vanuatu’s parliament since it gained independence from Britain and France 42 years ago. Photograph: Ginny Stein
Monday, October 24, 2022
Vanuatu to welcome first female MP since 2008 after snap election
Vanuatu Election Commission yet to declare official results but Julia King likely to be lone female voice in 52-member parliament. Votes are still being counted in Vanuatu’s snap election, but with the preliminary votes tallied, one change seems...
Australia’s air force has helped transport ballot papers for Vanuatu’s election. Photograph: Ginny Stein/The Guardian
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Vanuatu goes to polls by air, sea and road in snap election after lightning campaign
First-time candidates vie with incumbents for 52 seats after government dissolved ‘Red Roof’ parliament to ward off no-confidence vote. After a short and sharp 10-day campaign, voters in Vanuatu will on Thursday cast their ballots in a snap election...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) greets Finland’s Pime Minister Sanna Marin prior to talks on Feb. 19, 2020 at the Chancellery in Berlin. Image: AFP/Odd Andersen via ETX Studio  Read more:
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Vote for women — they may be more likely to keep campaign promises, says study
The more women there are in government, the more likely it is to deliver on its campaign promises — that’s the conclusion of a recent American study conducted across the United States, Canada and ten European countries. Will recently elected leaders...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Vanuatu: Record number of female candidates for Vanuatu elections
18 women have shown their interest to run as candidates in Vanuatu's general elections in two months time. Since independence in 1980, only five women have been elected as members of Vanuatu's parliament.   Read the complete story at Australia News...