Women leaders

Momase women’s meet concludes

Present to receive the women’s recommendations was the Department of Community Development deputy secretary, Warren Marape.

In their resolution, the participants supported the move to reserve five seats for women in Parliament, where they also encouraged their peers to support one another if they wish to have fairer representation in national matters.

The deputy secretary advised the group that they will wait for the next lot of recommendations from the upcoming New Guinea Islands advocacy workshop before collating all the data.

Reserved seats discussed

Facilitated by UN Women and the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion, the workshop discusses the challenges and priorities related to women’s political participation and leadership.

The workshop started on Tuesday, the 13th of July, at the Lae International Hotel.

Scheduled to end on Thursday, it gathers women leaders from the region, including 2022 intending candidates, to network and share their ideas and experiences in relation to PNG’s political landscape.

Chiefs prevent ABG from signing deal

This was where the proposed signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was to be held between the Autonomous Bougainville Government and so-called Panguna landowners. The deal would see Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) return to reopen the Panguna Mine.

The impenetrable roadblock was led by women chief from the ‘seven sisters’ areas in Central Bougainville.

​Women protest against Panguna reopening

The women, supported by youths, men and children, were disputing the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), proposed to take place in Panguna tomorrow (June 16), between the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and Panguna landowners. This will see Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL) return to reopen the Mine before June 2019.

Protest on gender-based violence set for Friday

The protest is a call to action for the Government to endorse the National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy 2016-25.

This is a collective voice from all women leaders, youths, civil society groups, churches and development partners in NCD and around PNG.

They’re urging the Government to endorse the ‘National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to GBV in PNG’ and are hoping that the Minister responsible or Prime Minister can address them.

Women leaders urged to mentor others

2016 Westpac Women Award Winner and Telikom PNG IT manager, Bosa Togs encouraged women leaders at the PNG Women in Science and Industry Symposium underway today in Port Moresby.

Togs urged women to effectively contribute in the domain for efficiency in the business and life changing benefits for the country and generations to come.

Togs said: “We must have time to mentor, encourage and train those around us to one day succeed us, or even achieve what we cannot achieve or what we have not achieved.

Meet the woman powering the fight against Cybercrime

It hasn’t always been easy in her journey, however: Moskites overcame the impact of receiving some astonishingly poor management treatment at the beginning of her career, turning it into a massive motivation to rise to these senior positions.

Now, as CISO of Venafi, Moskites oversees the development of systems that help organizations learn more about who they can and cannot trust in online environments.