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.