PNG elections: Female candidates "young and determined"

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PNG elections: Female candidates "young and determined"


Provincial Logistics Assistants attending a pre-election workshop in Port Moresby Photo: Supplied (RNZ)

Election campaigning is underway in Papua New Guinea with strong participation from women who are "young and determined".

Although there are 86 women candidates standing in this year's elections compared with 167 in 2017, campaigners are pushing for a female presence in the Parliament and are hopeful that attitudes will change.

RNZ Pacific's Papua New Guinea correspondent Scott Waide said seeing women come out to campaign is encouraging.

"There's a lot of women who have come out and they're younger, quite determined, very focused, and for me it is very encouraging to see that. They're also on the campaign trail looking for a lot of collaborations with other parties as well."

Click here to read the full article published by RNZ on 1 June 2022.

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