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10pc women only

Dawn Gibson
Friday, April 18, 2014

MORE women could have applied for candidacy.

These were the remarks of SODELPA general secretary Pio Tabaiwalu who said that only 10 per cent of the applications received by the party were from women.

When this newspaper asked Mr Tabaiwalu whether they were considering having 50/50 representation, he said it would have been good, but they simply did not get as many applications from women as they did from men.

"The practical difficulty with that is that not even 50 women applied.

"It was in fact a 90-10 scenario," Mr Tabaiwalu said in an interview yesterday.

"So, in the very first instance, what we did was that we encouraged a lot of women to apply but then we realised they were not applying, so we're struggling with that."

Mr Tabaiwalu said although their candidate applications have closed, SODELPA's view was that women would be just as good as men in the political arena and therefore should have made a genuine effort.

"So, we're telling women to come out and if they get voted in, they can do a lot for women's issues.

"Women have to apply and hack it in the public arena, because they have a lot of pressure on them but we are really encouraging more women to come out."








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