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Gender Based Violence Strategy

On 24 August 2020, Honourable Powes Parkop, Governor of the National Capital District (NCD), co-convened with Honourable Allan Bird, Governor of East Sepik Province, the first ever High-Level Governors’ Meeting on Gender- Based Violence at the National Parliament House.

The meeting convened Governors, Ministers and policy-makers to identify and articulate strategies to address gender-based violence (GBV) and improve the status of women and girls in the country. The historic meeting sought to disrupt the status quo and pivot towards a new vision for the country – one based on the lofty principles of the National Constitution and the possibility of a peaceful and prosperous country where everyone has equal opportunities and equal protection under the law.

Over the course of the next two weeks twenty Parlamentarians signed their name to the collectively drafted resolution and formed the first ever Coalition of Parliamentarians against Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea: a group of like-minder leaders who have agreed to uphold the Constitution of the country and drive the changes needed for equality to be achieved.

 

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 to 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.

Click here to download the final strategy.

On 24 August 2020, Honourable Powes Parkop, Governor of the National Capital District (NCD), co-convened with Honourable Allan Bird, Governor of East Sepik Province, the first ever High-Level Governors’ Meeting on Gender- Based Violence at the National Parliament House.

The meeting convened Governors, Ministers and policy-makers to identify and articulate strategies to address gender-based violence (GBV) and improve the status of women and girls in the country. The historic meeting sought to disrupt the status quo and pivot towards a new vision for the country – one based on the lofty principles of the National Constitution and the possibility of a peaceful and prosperous country where everyone has equal opportunities and equal protection under the law.

Over the course of the next two weeks twenty Parlamentarians signed their name to the collectively drafted resolution and formed the first ever Coalition of Parliamentarians against Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea: a group of like-minder leaders who have agreed to uphold the Constitution of the country and drive the changes needed for equality to be achieved.

 

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 to 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.

Click here to download the final strategy.