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KEY
ACTIVITIES

Coalition of Parliamentarians to End GBV

On 24 August 2020, a "High Level Meeting on Gender Based Violence" was organised in Port Moresby which was chaired by Governors Powes Parkop and Allan Bird.

 

Following that meeting, Governor Parkop partnered with Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas to host a meeting of parliamentarians committed to addressing the scourge of violence directed at PNG's women and children. The meeting resulted in the formal establishment of the Coalition of Parliamentarians Against Gender Based Violence and the endorsement of a Resolution on Addressing GBV

Under the leadership of Coalition Co-Chairs Gov. Powes Parkop and Gov Allan Bird, the Coalition organised the first ever National Gender Based Violence Summit which was held from 8-10 November 2020.

 

At the conclusion of that meeting, the members of the Coalition endorsed the GBV Summit Outcome Statement, which commits them all to working to address GBV across the nation. The Coalition now comprises 20 of the 111 members in the National Parliament. 

Members of the Coalition 

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Hon Powes Parkop

Governor, NCD

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Hon Charles Abel

MP, Alotau

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Hon Timothy Masiu

MP, South Bougainville & Minister for Communications & Information Technology

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Hon Richard Masere

MP, Ijivitari

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Hon Grand Chief Sir Peter Ipatas

Governor, Enga

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Hon John Kaupa

MP, Moresby North-East

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Hon Francis Maneke

Governor, WNB

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Hon Michael Dua

Governor, Chimbu

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Hon Justin Tkatchenko

MP, Moresby South

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Hon William Powi

Governor, SHP

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Hon Allan Bird

Governor, ESP

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Hon Jelta Wong

MP, Gazelle & Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS 

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Hon Garry Juffa

Governor, Oro

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Hon Tony Wouwou

Governor, West Sepik

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Rt Hon Sir Julius Chan

Governor, New Ireland

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Hon Philip Undialu

Governor, Hela

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Hon Bryan Kramer

MP, Madang & Minister of Justice 

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Hon Ginson G Saonu

MP, Morobe

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Hon John Rosso

MP, Lae

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Hon Peter Yama

Governor, Madang

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" Now is the Time: ...for every person to be dynamically involved in the process of freeing himself or herself from every form of domination or oppression so that each man or women will have the opportunity to develop as a whole person...

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