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First ever meeting of Spouses of Parliamentarians

Spouses of parliamentarians led by Madam Rachael Marape, wife of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Hon. James Marape and Lady Betty Toroama, wife of Autonomous Region of Bougainville President, Ishmael…  


The Spotlight Initiative in Papua New Guinea

UNDP’s Spotlight project is part of the larger UN programme, the Spotlight Initiative in Papua New Guinea, targeted at addressing Gender Based Violence in the country.  


Rapid Response Facility - COVID-19

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and detection of the first in-country COVID-19 case, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government enacted a national State of Emergency on 23 March 2020.  


Efforts to get women into Papua New Guinea National Parliament underway

Port Moresby, 19 July 2020 - Without greater numbers of women in Parliament, as an institution it will never be truly representative of all Papua New Guineans.  


UN calls to redouble efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women and children

The United Nations supports Papua New Guinea’s Police Commissioner, Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee, and the many other national institutions calling for urgent action to bring…  


UNDP supports Femili PNG with funding to address GBV

Port Moresby, 1 July 2020 - Gender-based violence (GBV) and Family and Sexual Violence (FSV) continues to be a significant concern in Papua New Guinea. The global COVID-19 pandemic and associated…  


Goal 5: Gender equality


Leaving the kitchen behind - Bougainville women take the lead

Arawa, November 2017 - “It’s time for women to come out from behind the so-called kitchen walls. In Bougainvillean culture we haven’t always taken part in the decision-making process, but now we can.”  

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