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Cook Islands Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 Reviews of American Smoa, Hawaiian Issues, Niue, Smoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. The year under review was a pivotal one as the Cook Islands celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of independence. Over the last twelve months, immediate and longer-term concerns have seen old relationships revisited and new ones forged. In this review, particular attention is given to highlighting the leadership of women in advancing the Cook Islands across different sectors and issues as political powers continue to shift and take hold. Although women are increasingly elected and appointed as parliamentarians, heads of government departments, chairs and directors of statutory bodies and private entities, and customary titleholders, there appears to be little progress made toward transforming the gendered nature of Cook Islands politics. Indeed, despite women's making up approximately 50 percent of the country's population and positions held in the public service, their representation remains low across positions of authority and leadership (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 2012; Ministry of Internal Affairs 2011). Nevertheless, key appointments have been made this year. Six women were appointed as heads of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 Reviews of American Smoa, Hawaiian Issues, Niue, Smoa, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna are not included in this issue. The year under review was a pivotal one as the Cook Islands celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of independence. Over the last twelve months, immediate and longer-term concerns have seen old relationships revisited and new ones forged. In this review, particular attention is given to highlighting the leadership of women in advancing the Cook Islands across different sectors and issues as political powers continue to shift and take hold. Although women are increasingly elected and appointed as parliamentarians, heads of government departments, chairs and directors of statutory bodies and private entities, and customary titleholders, there appears to be little progress made toward transforming the gendered nature of Cook Islands politics. Indeed, despite women's making up approximately 50 percent of the country's population and positions held in the public service, their representation remains low across positions of authority and leadership (Ministry of Finance and Economic Management 2012; Ministry of Internal Affairs 2011). Nevertheless, key appointments have been made this year. Six women were appointed as heads of

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 21, 2017

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