NZ Radio Awards 2013: winner of the Best Documentary or Feature Programme & co-winner of Best Daily or Weekly series under an Hour Duration
Megan Whelan considers the appalling violence and health statistics for many Pacific women and asks if more female MPs help?
The Pacific region has some of the worst statistics for women in the world, with about two thirds of women having suffered some kind of violence at the hand of a family member.
Women's economic power is lower, as are rates of health and education.
At the same time, the region has few women in elected positions.
Insight looks at moves to increase political representation across the region, and at whether that will improve the status of Pacific women.
And are New Zealand and Australia are doing enough to help women living in the Pacific in some of the world's poorest countries?.
Image: Women's organisation in Kiribati holds anniversary parade.
Coming Up on Insight
8:12 am Sunday 27 April: Insight: Closing the Education Gap
New Zealand has one of the worst gaps in performance between rich children and poor children in the developed world.
What can we learn from other countries where that span between top and bottom is much smaller?
Do the likes of Germany, Finland, Hong Kong or Canada have the answers?
Radio New Zealand's education correspondent, John Gerritsen, asks some of the education ministers and teachers' representatives at an International Summit on the Teaching Profession about the secrets to their success.
Photo: RNZ's Education Correspondent, John Gerritsen, interviewing US Secretary for Education, Arne Duncan, during the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. Credt Sean Gallespie US Embassy