Pacific countries focus on increasing women in parliaments

Senator Jeralyn Senior and Alisi Qaiqaica at the Regional Conference on strengthening women's participation in parliaments. Photo: UNDP in the Pacific & PNG

Countries in the Pacific are looking at how to get more women into legislative positions, a process that the UN is supporting.

Just five per cent of parliamentarians in the region are women.

They face a number of barriers in getting into politics.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Roy Trivedy, the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea which recently hosted a Regional Conference on strengthening women's participation in parliaments.

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