"Papua New Guinea is considering introducing the seats in the parliament especially devoted to women. Prime minister Peter O'neill hopes that the overall male dominance can be broken."
"I want the situation to be rectified," he says."
"the Island of Papua New Guinea north of Australia have 111 seats in their parliaments held by 111 men."
"Prime minister Peter O'neill says now, on international women's day, that he proposes a change in the law so that an unspecified number of seats will be reserved for women. O'neill says that it's not more than fair that the role of women at all levels of leadership will be discussed."
"– Despite the fact that we have had so many talented female candidates is not elected, " he says."
" I want the situation to be corrected and the government will propose a bill that women be guaranteed seats in the parliament."
"Papua New Guinea is fighting against an international reputation for being"
"over the years, a total of seven women have been in Papua New Guinea's parliament."
"– We will never achieve our full potential if we do not take care of the basic issues pertaining to our society."
"– And foremost, the welfare of our entire population, in particular the women in our country."
"the Proposal has not been well received in all camps, not even among several of the women who are so far in vain struggled to get into the parliament."
" Why would we get special seats?, ask Rubie Wanariu, one of the 165 women who lost in the last election, in 2017."
"– It signals that women are the weak link. We have been fighting for equality between the sexes. I think that women should be seen as equally capable as men, and we need to get our mandate in an equal manner if we are to be able to contribute to the development of our country, " she says."