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Ruth Javati: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

October 03, 2013

Ruth Javati, from Papua New Guinea, talks to IFES about defying challenges and seizing opportunities to advance the rights of persons with disabilities.

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Live from the Pacific Islands: IFES Produces Radio Spots for Women

May 14, 2013

Radio is one of the most effective ways to spread a message in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. With this in mind, IFES developed radio campaigns to promote gender equality. The campaigns are part of IFES’ work in the island nations where women face inferior treatment, violence and lack of representation at the political level.

Media Relations, All Election Management

From Victim to Advocate: Ruby Matane Advocates for Women

April 17, 2013

Being from Papua New Guinea – a country where women lack social and legal equality and are often the victims of violence – Ruby Matane knows the importance of standing up for herself. Keen to further develop her skills to help her community and advance the rights of women, in early 2013, Matane took part in IFES’ lobbying training session as part of IFES’ Women Advocating for Voices in Government program in the Pacific Islands.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment, Advocacy, All Citizen Participation

CEDAW’s 33rd Anniversary: IFES Reflects on Efforts to End Discrimination against Women

December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012, marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In honor of this special day, IFES colleagues from around the world share their thoughts on gender discrimination in their countries and how they are working to overcome it.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

CEDAW Anniversary: Helping Women Reach Their Potential in the Pacific Islands

December 18, 2012

Discrimination against women in the Pacific Islands takes many forms.  Women do not have the same economic opportunities as men, and women are not treated equally in the workplace. Lauren Sauer, IFES program officer, talks about IFES' work to help women in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands play a larger role in public life.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Elections in Papua New Guinea: 2012 National General Elections

June 21, 2012

Elections in Papua New Guinea: 2012 National General Elections answers frequently asked questions about the electoral system in the Pacific island nation and the political context of this year's elections.

PNG Looks to Improve Campaign Finance Practices

June 18, 2012

Money often plays a significant role in politics by influencing electoral outcomes and the quality of democracy and governance around the world. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is no exception.

Political Finance, All Electoral Integrity and Transparency

A Worthy Fight: Helping Increase Gender Equality in Papua New Guinea

March 22, 2012

Lauren Sauer, IFES Program Officer for Europe and Asia, spent International Women’s Day in Papua New Guinea, where IFES is implementing the Women Advocating for Voices in Government (WAVIG) program to increase the participation and representation of women in politics by building their capacity to influence decision makers and advocate for equality. She gives us the latest on the equality movement in PNG.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment

Advocating for Gender Equality in Papua New Guinea

January 31, 2012

To help local women's organizations in the PNG get the Equality and Participation Bill passed, IFES implemented a training program to boost their skills in professional lobbying.

IFES Conducts Lobby Training Program, Papua New Guinea Parliament Poised to Vote on Reserved Seats for Women

January 24, 2012

After many years of advocacy, women’s groups and activists watched as the Parliament of Papua New Guinea (PNG) voted to amend the constitution and create an additional 22 reserved seats for women. The 22 seats will be added to the current seats in parliament, held by 108 men and only one woman.

Women's Empowerment, All Inclusion and Empowerment, Advocacy, All Citizen Participation

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