women

The First Political Order: Some Preliminary Results from a Minerva Initiative-Funded Research Project

In 2014, we were awarded a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states. This presentation will lay out our theoretical framework, describe our data collection and scaling efforts, and present our preliminary (i.e., bivariate) findings.

Women and Development, Not Gender and Politics: Explaining ASEAN's Failure to Engage with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Mathew Davies, ‘Women and Development, Not Gender and Politics: Explaining ASEAN’s Failure to Engage with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 38(1) 20

Do no harm research examines women’s economic empowerment among Coffee smallholders in the Eastern Highlands Province

Richard Eves and SSGM PhD student, Asha Titus, spent five weeks in July/August in the Eastern Highlands Province (PNG) where they collaborated with CARE International to research women’s economic empowerment among smallholder coffee producers

Changing attitudes to marriage among women in Papua New Guinea

Previous research among educated women in Papua New Guinea has revealed the desire of women in this cohort to avoid or delay marriage (Spark 2010; 2011).   Financial independence from men plays a key role in educated women’s choice to focus on work rather than domestic lives, as well as on whether or not they want to share these lives with a partner.

In her eyes

New research explores how women are challenging stereotypes and taking up leadership roles across Papua New Guinea.

Transforming Workplace Norms in PNG: The Role of the Business Coalition for Women

Announcing Australia's 'new aid paradigm' in June 2014, Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, said: 'We will focus in particular on women's economic empowerment —

Developing Young Women’s Collective Action in Vanuatu

Over the past year, I have conducted 38 interviews with young, educated women in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Women’s Representation and the Question of Temporary Special Measures in Tuvalu

The Pacific region is (in)famous for its low numbers of female members of parliament (MPs) (Baker 2014).

Do No Harm: The Relationship between Violence Against Women and Women's Economic Empowerment in the Pacific

It is now widely accepted that women's economic empowerment brings a range of benefits even beyond gender equality gains for individual women, greatly improving the health, wellbeing, and productivity of entire families and countries, and contributing to effective, sustainable development.

Women's Representation and the Use of Reserved Seats in Bougainville

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville currently has the Pacific's only parliamentary reserved seats for women system.

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