23 Jul 2010

Presentation to UN committee hoped to encourage PNG government into action

8:09 am on 23 July 2010

Two Papua New Guinea women have addressed the United Nations in the hope that their government will be encouraged to do more to end violence and discrimination against women.

In 1995, the PNG government ratified the Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women, and tomorrow, they'll give their first report on the steps they've taken towards it.

Tapora Isorua says they hope the international scrutiny will encourage the PNG government to do more to end the problems.

"The PNG government is working hand in hand with NGOs, um, trying to address the problem, but we need legislation for example, we need some concrete measures in place for something really sunbstantial to be done."

CEDAW will also issue a formal review on what the PNG government's done to end discrimination and violence against women.