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

Corrin, Jennifer (2008) Ples Bilong Mere*: Law, Gender and Peace-Building in Solomon Islands. Feminist Legal Studies, 16 Number 2, August 2008: 169-194. doi:10.1007/s10691-008-9095-0

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Author Corrin, Jennifer
Title Ples Bilong Mere*: Law, Gender and Peace-Building in Solomon Islands
Journal name Feminist Legal Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-3622
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10691-008-9095-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue Number 2, August 2008
Start page 169
End page 194
Total pages 26
Editor Rosemary Hunter
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject 180119 Law and Society
750599 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
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.
Keyword International law
Post-conflict Constitutions
Solomon Islands
South Pacific
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes *Ples Bilong Mere: Literally translated, this means ‘Women’s Place’.

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