PROVISIONS IN POLITICAL PARTIES INTEGRITY ACT TO BE REVIEWED

Registrar of the Political Parties Commission Calvin Ziru. Photo credit: SIBC.

Registrar of the Political Parties Commission Calvin Ziru. Photo credit: SIBC.

Provisions relating to women in political parties and participation in parliament needs review under the Political Parties Integrity Act.

Registrar of Political Parties Integrity Commission Calvin Ziru made the statement in a joint press conference this morning.

Mr Ziru said the provisions are a major component that needs to be reviewed.

“With the Political Parties Integrity Act we have several components that need to be reviewed and one of the major ones is the provisions that relate to women in political parties and therefore women in parliament.”

Meanwhile, the Registrar says the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation conference next month will help his office to examine and explore the status of women on political participation in the country.

“Out of the whole review that the Political Parties Commission will be conducting, this conference is the first and it is intended to examine and explore the current status that we have in the Solomon Islands given all our laws, given the Constitution, given the electoral laws, given even the Political Parties Integrity Act to examine the pattern or the trend within which women have been involved or in participation in politics and the lack thereof.”

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