The Kup women for peace approach to peacebuilding: taking the lead in the Papua New Guinea national elections
In seven short years, Kup Women for Peace, a community organisation in Papua New Guinea, has gone from tribal peacebuilding to ensuring a free, fair, and violence-free election in one small part of Simbu Province. The organisation’s approach was multi-faceted and locally appropriate, enfranchising many women – and educating men – in the process. In a country where women are marginalised in decision-making structures, the implementation of UN Resolution 1325 could have a major impact on democratic processes and good governance.
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