Solomon Islands is considering what is behind the lack of women’s participation in parliament.
It is part of the government’s push to review legislation and policies affecting political integrity and stability in the country.
Only one of the country’s 50 parliamentarians is a woman, and she is just one of three, ever elected in the 37 years since independence.
The Registrar of the Political Parties Integrity Commission Calvin Ziru said the government’s mandate is to have new legislation and policies in place in time for the 2018 elections.
He says the Commission has brought in experts from around the world to look at the framework, to look at our Constitution, to look at the laws and even to give a fresh perspective on how the society is structured and hopefully that will help politicians understand themselves a little bit more in terms of why Solomon Islanders haven’t been able to support women and more so in terms of their participation in Parliament.