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 8 March: Blurred Frontlines - The Changing Nature of Journalism
Kim Vinnell reporting during a shoot out in Mairupol, Ukraine (Photo:Kim Vinnell)
The images of Western journalists clad in orange jumpsuits being murdered by fighters claiming a holy war are difficult for the public to ignore. But for journalists, and especially those working in the Middle East, it means much more.
Being a war correspondent used to involve watching the front lines, and making calculations on risk versus reward. Now, the Middle East is fracturing before our eyes, and power vacuums are quickly filled with armed groups who are much harder to predict than armies.
Having covered conflicts both up close and from afar, reporter Kim Vinnell takes a look at how groups like Islamic State are changing the game for journalists.