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 26 October: Insight: Turning Labour Around
Labour Party campaigners in Auckland. RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson
Why has the Labour Party lost its support?
With the party in the throes of a leadership race and conducting its own review into its poor performance at the last election, Insight investigates the reasons behind Labour's decline in popularity over the last six years.
Catherine Hutton speaks to unionists, former politicians, political commentators and those on the street about what the party needs to do to rebuild its fortunes.