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Port Moresby: All outcomes and resolutions accepted and passed during the cecond National Summit on Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment will be presented to Parliament for its delibration and endorsement.

NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop, who is the Chairman for the Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE), announced this at the closing of the 2nd National Summit on Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment and Closing Event for EU-UN Spotlight Project on Tuesday at APEC House.

The summit held from Monday 27 – Tuesday 28 November with the theme “United For Equality – Walking the Talk and Bridging Gender Gap saw over 400 participants who had representation from nationwide, including the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB).

In his closing remarks, Governor Parkop said the Parliamentary Committee had captured all the discussions and recommendations expressed by all the different sectors during the summit.

“I want to assure everyone that all the statements that you all have put together and presented will be incorporated into our report and we will present all of them to Parliament.”

Different sectors in the country, which included health, education, finance, judiciary, law and order, civil society organizations, youths, children, women and politicians, brought their grievances and challenges to the table to be heard.

Governor Parkop acknowledged all the development partners and participants from other provinces for their attendance.

Governor Parkop also thanked the European Union (EU) through the Spotlight Project, United Nations (UN) and its various agencies, Department of Foreign Affairs Trade (DFAT) via the Australian Government and the World Bank for their time and support in making this event possible.

“It has been two great days of discussions canvasing all the subjects, areas of developments and agendas that are about our country."

Moving forward, Governor Parkop hopes Parliament accepts the Summit's outcomes and resolutions and take actions.

“Talking is good but action is important to enable us to make gender equality become reality and mainstream agenda in the future.”