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Push to increase women's representation in Pacific politics   
Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Produced by Anthony Sonego

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Prime Minister Julia Gillard will join US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other leaders from the Pacific region at the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands this week. Leaders at the forum will discuss the US-China relation, the asylum seeker debate and women’s right in the region.

The Prime Minister will arrive in Rarotonga tomorrow to announce funding to help improve gender equality in the region. (Image source: Jim Jawn from The Palangi Files)

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