Woman from Solomon Islands

Independent? Yes Inclusive? No


Solomon Islands experiences some of the lowest support for women candidates in the Pacific. Thirty-seven years since Independence, very few women have been voted into parliament.

In the lead up to the 2014 election, IWDA program partners Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) and Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) collaborated to support women candidates, including through publicity support such as designing posters and radio campaigns. Despite advocacy efforts, only one woman was elected. IWDA’s Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women program’s primary objective is to increase voter willingness and ability to support women candidates in elections at all levels, including local, provincial and national elections across the Pacific.

Read the full transcript examining women’s lack of representation in Solomon Island’s parliament.