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2014 International Women’s Day Statement from Helen Clark

08 Mar 2014

This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth.  No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality.  As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discumore


Promoting Women's Leadership

The 2007 PNG national elections saw only one woman elected into Parliament, alongside 107 men. This was well below the world average of 18 per cent female representation at a national level, and the Pacific average of 3.5 per cent. Thus the UN began supporting the Government to address the prevailinmore


Political Empowerment of women in Papua New Guinea

Comprising over 50 percent of the world’s population, women continue to be under-represented as voters, political leaders and elected officials, the universal commitment of CEDAW calls member states to have at least 30% of women representation in decision-making positions. As highlighted by the UNDPmore

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