Being the First

Being the First

Gender and Politics in Practice

Women Leaders in the Pacific Islands

"Women in the Pacific face many barriers women to participating in formal politics. Yet some defy these barriers, are elected to parliament, and achieve high office. This paper describes the experiences of three such women: President Hilda Heine from the Marshall Islands; the Honorable Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from Samoa; and Dame Carol Kidu from Papua New Guinea."

Source:  Spark, C., Cox, J., and Corbett, J. (2018). Developmental Leadership Program and available from this link (open access).