Ples Bilong Mere: Law, Gender and Peace-Building in Solomon Islands

Feminist Legal Studies, 16 Number 2, August 2008: 169-194

Posted: 11 Jun 2015

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Jennifer C. Corrin

The University of Queensland, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, TC Beirne School of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This article discusses women and peace-building in Solomon Islands and the effect of law, theory and practical circumstances on their role. It looks at the place of Solomon Islands women in society historically, with particular reference to war and peace. It then analyses their current status from a legal perspective, looking at the existing Constitution, the proposed Federal Constitution, and relevant aspects of international law. It questions whether gender equity provisions are sufficient to promote participation at a practical level. The article also disputes the effectiveness of various international, regional, and local initiatives, designed to enhance the status of women. The article discusses the application of some of the theories relating to women and peace-building to the circumstances of Solomon Islands. It concludes by looking to the future and discussing means of consolidating women’s position, and increasing their involvement in leadership and decision-making.

JEL Classification: k00

Suggested Citation

Corrin, Jennifer C., Ples Bilong Mere: Law, Gender and Peace-Building in Solomon Islands (2008). Feminist Legal Studies, 16 Number 2, August 2008: 169-194, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2617133

Jennifer C. Corrin (Contact Author)

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