UN Women is the United Nations agency dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women. Through the efforts of Government, United Nations, civil society, development partners, private sector and communities, Papua New Guinea witnessed landmark developments in the fight against Gender-based Violence (GBV).
In partnership with the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance, UN Women established Papua New Guinea’s first Political Leadership Academy for Women that will address some of the barriers facing women politicians and contribute to a leadership pipeline for sub-national female politicians. Women advocacy coalitions were established in four regions to advocate for policy and legislative measures that can guarantee women’s inclusion in governance structures. Civil Society Organizations’ and government departments’ ability to design and implement ending violence against women interventions was strengthened.