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Published on Aug 28, 2012
Since Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975, none of its parliaments have comprised more than 2 per cent of women. Efforts to address traditional attitudes in the country and support women candidates and voters have shown signs of impact, yet the political landscape for women remains a tough one.
In an interview with UN Women, two of the three women members of parliament (MPs) elected in the July 2012 polls detail the challenges they overcame on their respective campaign paths and their aspirations for a level playing field, in and out of the political realm.