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 30 November: Insight: The Future State of Social Housing
Is the National-led government's desire to step away from state housing just ideological, or will it work and give the thousands of people on housing waiting lists a place to call home?
As the government moves to sell off more than twenty thousand state houses, many church groups and Iwi say they are keen to take them on.
But they want the properties at a discount and they don't want to lumped with the dumps.
Radio New Zealand's Housing reporter, Teresa Cowie looks at the future of state housing and whether charities and private companies could do a better job.
Photo: State housing Cannons Creek, Porirua (RNZ / Teresa Cowie)