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RESOLUTION


As elected leaders of Papua New Guinea, representing our people and in pursuit of our National Constitution and its Goals and Directive Principles:

WE RECOGNIZE that GBV is the single greatest human right violation and development impediment for our country;

WE ACKNOWLEDGE all the work done to date to address this crisis but note that we need to do much more to seriously reduce or eliminate GBV and the underlying cause of it: gender inequality;

WE COMMIT ourselves to taking all action necessary to reducing GBV and promoting gender equality, respect and partnership; and

WE HEREBY COMMIT ourselves to the following actions:

  • 1. To come together and collectively establish the first ever Coalition of Parliamentarians Against Gender-based Violence.

  • 2. To pursue this agenda at all levels including to reform our own behaviour and that of the institutions we lead, and to be role models to our colleagues, associates, staff, families, and communities and hold each other accountable.

  • 3. To support the implementation of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence (2016-2025); and to properly resource it and ensure the National Gender-based Violence Secretariat is established and operational.

  • 4. To adopt and implement strategies to seriously address GBV in our provinces and resource them to respond appropriately to the needs of survivors of GBV and work to prevent GBV from occurring in the first place.

  • 5. Acknowledging the deteriorating situation on GBV in PNG, we call on our fellow parliamentarians and the executive government to bring in international assistance to support our law enforcement agencies as an emergency measure to combat GBV.

  • 6. To share results on what is working and what is not, to be accountable and to inspire and encourage each other by reporting back in November 2020 our results and progress, and thereafter on an annual basis.

  • 7. To collectively join forces and lobby for the political will at the highest level.

COALITION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS


Now is the Time to End Gender - based Violence in PNG

As elected leaders of Papua New Guinea, representing our people and in pursuit of our National Constitution and its Goals and Directive Principles, WE RECOGNIZE that GBV is the single greatest human right violation and development impediment for our country; WE COMMIT ourselves to taking all action necessary to reducing GBV and promoting gender equality, respect and partnership.

Hon. Powes Parkop

Governor, NCD

Hon. Allan Bird

Governor, East Sepik

Hon. Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas

Governor, Enga

Hon. Garry Juffa

Governor, Oro

Hon. Philip Undialu

Governor, Hela

Hon. Peter Yama

Governor, Madang

Hon. Francis Manaka

Governor, WNB

Rt Hon. Sir Julius Chan

Governor, New Ireland

Hon. Tony Wouwou

Governor, West Sepik

Hon. Charles Abel

MP, Alotau

Hon. William Powi

Governor, SHP

Hon. Timothy Masiu

MP, South Bouganville

Hon. Jelta Wong

MP, Gazelle

Hon. John Kaupa

MP, Moresby North - East

Hon. Bryan Kramer

MP, Madang

Hon. Michael Dua

Governor, Chimbu

Hon. Ginson G Saonu

Governor, Morobe

Hon. Justin Tkatchenko

MP, Moresby South

Hon. John Rosso

MP, Lae

Hon. Richard Masere

MP, Ijivitari

Hon. Powes Parkop

Governor, NCD

Hon. Allan Bird

Governor, East Sepik

Hon. Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas

Governor, Enga

Hon. Garry Juffa

Governor, Oro

Hon. Philip Undialu

Governor, Hela

Hon. Peter Yama

Governor, Madang

Hon. Francis Manaka

Governor, WNB

Rt Hon. Sir Julius Chan

Governor, New Ireland

Hon. Tony Wouwou

Governor, West Sepik

Hon. Charles Abel

MP, Alotau

Hon. William Powi

Governor, SHP

Hon. Timothy Masiu

MP, South Bouganville

Hon. Jelta Wong

MP, Gazelle

Hon. John Kaupa

MP, Moresby North - East

Hon. Bryan Kramer

MP, Madang

Hon. Michael Dua

Governor, Chimbu

Hon. Ginson G Saonu

Governor, Morobe

Hon. Justin Tkatchenko

MP, Moresby South

Hon. John Rosso

MP, Lae

Hon. Richard Masere

MP, Ijivitari

Sponsors


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