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Forum to Promote Women Parliamentarians

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A week-long sub-national forum started in Madang today to recognise women’s participation in politics.

The program is part of the United Nations Development Program and its advocacy work on promoting more women parliamentarians.

Despite not having women representatives in this Parliament, women around the country are working to ensure they participate in Parliament in the future.

Member for Madang Bryan Kramer who missed out on today’s parliament sitting joined the Registrar for Political Parties and Candidates, Dr Alphonse Gelu at the forum.

Kramer spoke of his experience in the 2017 National Election, as a way of helping women plan ahead.

Dr Alphonse Gelu emphasised the need for his organisation to support the cause to promote more women leaders in the country.

UN representative David Ephraim, said 110 people were invited to the forum, mostly women.

The different parties and individuals involved in the forum are hoping program as such will inspire and provide ideas for women inspiring to be politicians.


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