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Women leaders in Solomon Islands public service: a personal and scholarly reflection

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Women leaders in Solomon Islands public service: a personal and scholarly reflection
Author(s): Liki, Asenati
Keywords: gender
Solomon Islands
Date published: 2010
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Citation: Liki, A. (2010). Women leaders in Solomon Islands public service: a personal and scholarly reflection. SSGM Discussion Paper 2010/1. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies; State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2010/1
Description: 
"This paper examines the current situation of women in leadership positions in Solomon Islands public service and discusses the factors behind this new trend. The first section discusses the context of the study as well as the field experience and data collecting methodologies employed. The second analyses the evidence on the current situation of women in senior and mid-level public service positions, paying specific attention to trends over the last ten years. The third and final section explores the factors underpinning these trends, particularly the notable increase in the number of highly qualified women in the public service, affirmative action and related policies by government and women’s groups, and an attitudinal shift towards the idea of women in positions of leadership within the public service itself. I also speculate on the future prospects for women as senior government employees ..." - page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9891
ISSN: 1328-7854

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