One woman means progress?

May 22, 2015

Despite an overall increase in women prepared to run for office in Solomon Islands, very few are successful. IWDA’s Funding Leadership Opportunities for Women Program Partners are working to address the challenges that contribute to low support for women candidates in the electoral process.

Honourable Freda Soria Comua is the sole female figure in Parliament, and only the third woman to be elected in Solomon Islands’ history.

Increasing advocacy impact and outreach is a key theme underpinning IWDA’s FLOW program because it holds the potential to change the attitudes of voters. Advocacy is pivotal in converting women who run, to women who win.