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. While the system guarantees a minimum level of representation for women in the Bougainville House of Representatives, concerns have been raised that the reserved seats act as a ceiling for women's representation and prevent women from successfully contesting other seats (CS/PIF 2005; Kelly 2010). This In Brief draws on fieldwork conducted in September 2013. I conducted...[Show more]
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