Candidate's Pledge

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The PacWIP site has been designed as a tool to promote women in politics, including women candidates. Women candidates who wish to have their profiles showcased on the website should fill out the Candidate's Pledge below, sign it and return it to pacwip@gmail.com. The Candidates Pledge demonstrates the commitment of the women showcased on this website to the principles of human rights, integrity and accountability.

I am a woman from    who intends to run as a candidate to be a member of the National Parliament of   . As a participant in the PacWIP initiative, I commit that I will uphold and promote the following principles, both as a candidate and as a leader of my nation:

Respect for human rights

I believe that all people have an equal and inalienable right to enjoy civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. At all times, I will show respect to the principles of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the Bill of Rights of the National Constitution.

Promotion of women's rights

I believe in the right of every woman to enjoy equal rights and privileges before the law. This is because equality is a fundamental human right that should be enjoyed by all. I believe that temporary special measures should be utilised to promote women's rights, where necessary. I commit to supporting the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Fair and equitable development for all

I commit to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Fair and equitable development should be the primary aim of a Government which cares for its people.

Diversity

I believe that democracy is enhanced through the diversity of people participating in it. More women in parliament, on corporate boards and in our courts lead to greater diversity of views and therefore better public policy outcomes.

Accountability

I am committed to good governance. I believe that all members of the PNG Government and the public should act ethically, accountably and responsibly. I commit to tackling corruption in all of its forms and to promoting principles of integrity and accountability in all of my endeavours. I commit to promoting the responsible, transparent and accountable use of the resources of my country for the benefit of all our people.

Electoral integrity

As a recipient of funds from PacWIP, I commit to abide by all of the laws of my country including all electoral legislation. I commit to acting ethically in all of my campaigning for this National Election.