women in leadership

‘When I go back’: Experiences and expectations of PNG women scholarship graduates on return home

Supporting education through scholarships has been a long-term development strategy of the Australian Government, including in the Pacific region, most notably through the Australia Awards Linkages

IB 2022/10 Women’s Inclusion in the Post-Referendum Consultation Process between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville

In late 2019, in a non-binding referendum, 97.7 per cent of Bougainvilleans voted for independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IB 2022/05 Women’s Candidate Training in the COVID Era: The 2021 Tonga Election

In late November 2021, 38,500 electors went to the polls across the 36 inhabited islands of Tonga. None of the women who stood for election were successful.

IB 2022/04 Intractable Barriers to Women’s Election in Tonga

In this In Brief the authors consider lessons learned in the aftermath of women candidates’ defeat in the 18 November 2021 general election.

IB 2022/01 Electing the First Woman to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

This In Brief discusses gender politics in contemporary Federated States of Micronesia and the one instance of how a woman candidate was able to win a place in the Congress.

‘Givim lo Aza' (Give it to the Mother): Oro women in the 2017 PNG National Elections

There has been an increasing number of women candidates standing in the elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the last twenty years. Nonetheless, the political culture and electoral setting are inhospitable for women. This makes it difficult for them to participate in politics effectively. With no legislated temporary special measures implemented in PNG to date, women vying for national representation are encouraged simply to keep contesting until they get elected.

IB 2021/29 Gender Quotas and the 2021 Samoan Constitutional Crisis: What Next for the ‘10 Per Cent Law’?

While parliamentary gender quotas have been increasingly adopted around the world since the 1970s, they have proved less popular in the Pacific region. To date, the only independent

DP 2021/02 Leftemap olgeta: Seasonal Work, Women and Leadership

The potential for seasonal work opportunities in Australia and New Zealand to influence attitudes towards gender relations in Pacific Island countries has been the subject of interest by policymake

The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?

About this event

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is an Australia Awards enrichment program, helping Pacific scholars to build their skills and networks in order to take on leadership roles in their workplaces, communities and countries. It aims to increase the number of women who hold positions of influence in all sectors and spheres of Pacific society, whilst deepening Australia’s relationships with its Pacific neighbours.

IB 2021/04 Political Economy Analysis in Supporting Women’s Electoral Candidacy: Lessons from Nauru

With elections expected in Samoa and Tonga in 2021, and Papua New Guinea in 2022, development partners will have already turned their attention to women’s inclusion in those electoral processes as

Pages

Updated:  30 November 2022/Responsible Officer:  Bell School Marketing Team/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team