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Pawa Blong Meri: Women Candidates in the 2015 Bougainville Election

Baker, Kerryn


The 2015 Bougainville election was a milestone for women’s political representation. The largestever cohort of women candidates contested; one candidate, Josephine Getsi in Peit constituency, became the first women elected to the House of Representatives in an open seat. She joins the three women members elected in reserved seats in a House that now has 10 per cent women’s representation, although the number of women in Cabinet remains the same as in previous terms, at one. For many women...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2003e9b6416
Access Rights: Open Access


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