2017 PNG Sub-National Forum on Women’s Political Participation: Outcomes Statement

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The “Sub-National Forum on Women’s Political Participation Across PNG” followed on from the “National Women Candidates Forum” held from 17-18 August 2017. This sub-national meeting, brought together women and men from 20 provinces and the NCD, with a range of government officials, academics, media representatives and development partners. Participants discussed a range of topics of national and sub-national importance, including temporary special measures for women, political party reforms and electoral challenges. We also reflected on the opportunities that women have to engage in sub-national decision-making structures, and the very challenging issue of how to effect cultural change in our communities in support of women’s leadership. Participants agreed this Outcomes Statement at the conclusion of the meeting.