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Kerryn Baker, a Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, says while the Pacific has a long way to go, there are signs of progress.
Dr Baker says there is a compelling argument for looking beyond the classic models of parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific.
She spoke to Johnny Blades who began by asking her if the lack of female representation is considered a big problem within Pacific Islands communities.
Listen to Kerryn Baker’s radio interview Advancing models of parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific with Radio New Zealand.