8 Apr 2022

Odds stacked against women candidates in PNG election

From , 6:01 am on 8 April 2022

There are hopes that at least some women will win their way into the Papua New Guinea parliament in the June national elections.

There are currently no women MPs and there have been jusut seven in the time since independence nearly 50 years ago.

Michael Kabuni is a lecturer in political science at the University of PNG and is currently completing his PHd at the ANU.

We heard from him earlier this week on the upcoming election and on this occasion he spoke to Don Wiseman about the Limited Preferential Vote system but initially focussed on the plight of aspiring female politicians.

Waiting to vote in PNG's 2017 national election, Morobe province.

Waiting to vote in PNG's 2017 national election, Morobe province. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades