UN: Less Women Hold Top Positions In The Work Place
A United Nations report shows that three per cent of the country’s women hold executive positions in the workplace, and Papua New Guinea is one out of three countries that has no women in parliament.
Papua New Guinea United Nation resident coordinator Gianluca Rampolla is now calling on the Prime Minister James Marape and political leaders to reserve seats for women in the 2022 national election.
Mr Rampolla said among a total of 111 members in parliament, there is no women representation.
“Women do most of the domestic duties of caring for children, cooking dinner and if she doesn’t then she is facing violence by her partner,” he said.
National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says that men dominate the workplace. “This needs to change."
“We will not achieve our goals for 2050.
“This is because we haven’t changed and women with so much potential are not given any opportunities,” he said.