STAFF REPORTER | PNG Tok
MADANG - A week-long forum is being held in Madang to recognise women’s participation in Papua New Guinean politics.
The program is part of a United Nations initiative to promote more women parliamentarians.
Despite not having representatives in this Parliament, women around the country are working to ensure they participate in the future.
Member for Madang, Bryan Kramer, missed Tuesday’s sitting of parliament to join the Registrar of Political Parties and Candidates, Dr Alphonse Gelu, at the forum.
Mr Kramer spoke of his experience in the 2017 national election as a way of helping women plan their way to a political career.
Dr Gelu said his organisation understood the need to promote more women leaders in PNG.
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 programs as such will inspire and provide ideas for women aspiring to be politicians.