Sunday, November 7, 2010

[pima.nius] TONGA elections: what are the chances that female candidates will be elected?

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From: Lisa Williams-Lahari <lisa.lahari@gmail.com>
Date: 5 November 2010 12:56
Subject: [pacific-journos] TONGA elections: what are the chances that female candidates will be elected?
To: Pacific Islands Journos Online <pacificmedia@googlegroups.com>, Pacific WAVE Media Network <pacificwave@googlegroups.com>, commonwealthwomen <commonwealthwomen@googlegroups.com>, Pacific Women's Information Network <pacwin@lyris.spc.int>


via WCCC, apologies for crossposting.

As Tonga approaches its historic elections, what are the chances that women will be elected?

The Women and Children Crisis Centre has done the maths and there are already 15 seats confirmed for men in Parliament.

That leaves only 11 seats for which female candidates can even compete.

If you care about gender equality in our political system, please circulate the attached, and think about your vote!


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