3 May 2007

Sols National Council of women disappointed few women shortlisted

10:31 am on 3 May 2007

The National Council of Women in Solomon Islands says it is disappointed that very few women have been shortlisted as candidates for the positions of constituency development officers.

The Council's general secretary, Ella Kauhue, says only four women made the shortlist of 87.

Ms Kauhue has told the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation that this is very disappointing because women's issues will continue to be neglected.

She says the government of the day promotes gender equality and has encouraged women to participate in the nation's development.

However, she says in reality the government fails to engage women in its implementation process.