The long road to becoming a parliamentarian in Samoa: political apprenticeship, learning new language and pushing gender boundaries
In this Discussion Paper, Hon. Ali‘imalemanu Alofa Tuuau tells her story of becoming a member of the National Legislative Assembly in Samoa in 2016. Samoa ranks 166th out of 191 in global rankings on women’s representation in national parliaments. While the quota system in Samoa guarantees women comprise 10 per cent of national parliamentary members, Hon. Ali‘imalemanu‘s story reveals how the matai or chiefly system and its associated decisionmaking and language systems present...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program|
|Source:||Department of Pacific Affairs Discussion paper 2019/4|
|Access Rights:||Open Access|
|DP 2019-4 The Long Road to Becoming a Parliamentarian in Samoa FINAL.pdf||1.08 MB||Adobe PDF|
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