7 Feb 2017

Aspiring PNG women politicians sought

From , 6:03 am on 7 February 2017

It is just months before Papua New Guineans go to the polls but just three of the 111 MPs in the current parliament are women, and there are hopes this figure can be improved. .

For years there have been efforts to get more women involved in political decision making processes and this will continue this year with the United Nations Development Programme to hold another practice parliament.

The practice parliaments aim to teach aspiring women candidates what to expect and help them prepare.

Don Wiseman spoke with the assistant UNDP representative in PNG, Julie Bukikun about the nature of the work they will do to build the skills of women entering politics.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI