Election of Women in Solomon Islands: The Case for a Local Governance Approach

Ian Scales
Josephine Teakeni

Pacific Islands nations generally have very low rates of women’s participation in national parliaments and Solomon Islands has one of the worst records of all. In this paper we identify constraints to women’s participationin electoral politics in Solomon Islands and develop ideas about how to overcome some of them. We focus on opportunities to increase women’s representation through governance reform at the village level. We are primarily concerned with governance issues in rural rather than urban electorates, as about 85 per cent of Solomon Islanders live rurally and, apart from three Honiara seats, all seats are predominantly rural.

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March 24, 2021
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