SOLOMON ISLANDS: Women to Share Election Experiences

Monday, November 15, 2010
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A THREE-DAY workshop on the 2010 National Diagnostic Study and Think Tank on Women in Shared Decision Making will officially open tomorrow in Honiara.

The workshop will focus on the efforts of women leading up to the 2010 general elections and to analyse the barriers to women's representation in national and provincial governance.

Think Tank will also be linking these issues to the electoral and political governance reforms.

Ministry of Women Youth Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA), the Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW), Co-Chairs of the Women in Shared Decision Making are organising the workshop.

The National Think Tank will provide the opportunity for the 2010 women candidates and their campaign managers, Provincial Council of Women and partner organisations and stakeholders to share their stories and experiences in the recent 2010 national elections.

Organisers will use the workshop to draw strategies to further advance and promote women in political leadership in the Solomon Islands.