PAPUA NEW GUINEA

UN Gender Focus: sexual violence in Syria, rights of women in Montenegro and Pacific countries

Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence 

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Pacific countries focus on increasing women in parliaments

Countries in the Pacific are looking at how to get more women into legislative positions, a process that the UN is supporting.

Just five per cent of parliamentarians in the region are women.

They face a number of barriers in getting into politics.

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Papua New Guinea entrepreneurs challenged to develop new business ideas

Entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea are being challenged to develop innovative business ideas that contribute to the South-East Asian country’s development.

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International day honours victims of sexual violence during conflict

Selling of girls in conflict situations today has been compared to the sale of Africans during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as a weapon in wars across the globe.

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Corruption uncovered by text messages in Papua New Guinea

Two public officials in Papua New Guinea are facing corruption charges for mismanaging more than US$2 million following a tip-off by mobile phone text message.

The text was sent anonymously as part of a UN-supported initiative called “Phones against Corruption”.

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