The Kup Women for Peace Approach to Peacebuilding: Taking the Lead in the Papua New Guinea National Elections

Citation:

Hinton, Rachael, Michelle Kopi, Angela Apa, Agnes Sil, Mary Kini, Jerry Kai, Yanny Guman, and Daniell Cowley. 2008. “The Kup Women for Peace Approach to Peacebuilding: Taking the Lead in the Papua New Guinea National Elections.” Gender & Development 16 (3): 523–33. doi:10.1080/13552070802465383.

Authors: Rachael Hinton, Michelle Kopi, Angela Apa, Agnes Sil, Mary Kini, Jerry Kai, Yanny Guman, Daniell Cowl

Abstract:

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. (Oxfam)

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Gender, Women, Governance, Elections, Peacebuilding, UN Security Council Resolutions on WPS, UNSCR 1325, Violence Regions: Oceania Countries: Papua New Guinea

Year: 2008

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