Women in politics

Gendering Fijian politics: asking the man question

Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Romitesh Kant

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

IB 2021/17 The Controversial Use of the Gender Quota in the 2021 Samoan General Election: A Personal Perspective – Part 2

The 2021 general election in Samoa was followed by a series of controversial events, including the use of the gender quota as a strategy for the incumbent government to hold onto power.

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