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[New post] Standing up to be counted: Women of Vanuatu demanding their place in the political life of the nation

WordPress.com dailyvanuatu posted: " "Respect", as Father Walter Lini famously said, "is honourable". But despite the enormous social, economic and cultural contributions they make every day, Vanuatu's women are rarely given the respect they deserve; they continue to be shut out of politic" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Standing up to be counted: Women of Vanuatu demanding their place in the political life of the nation by dailyvanuatu Disenfranchised by culture… women voters during Vanuatu's 2016 General Election. Photo: Commonwealth Secretariat "Respect", as Father Walter Lini famously said, "is honourable". But despite the enormous social, economic and cultural contributions they make every day, Vanuatu's women are rarely given the respect they deserve; they continue to be shut out of political life. And yet, as the scandals of the last 12 months have shown, Vanuatu urgently needs better, more representative political leadership. Vanuatu's full potential can only be realized when it has a gender-balanced leadership that includes, respects and values the enriching perspectives that women bring to political life. Today, on International Womens' Day, we bring you the powerful story of a Vanuatu woman leader's journey as she stands up for the right to take part in politics. Read more of this post dailyvanuatu | March 8, 2016 at 12:00 am | Tags: 2016 General Election, democracy, gender, governance, human rights, International Womens Day, Melanesia, politics, Tanna, Vanuatu, women | Categories: Opinion | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-XB Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/1Ymk5h1 Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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