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A Guide for Women Candidates in the 2013 LLG elections in PNG -
Campaign Handbook Now Available


PNG’s Office for the Development of Women (ODW) wants to help women who are thinking about contesting the 2013 Local-level Government (LLG) elections. As part of this help ODW is supporting the distribution of a Campaign Handbook for potential LLG women candidates that has been prepared by the Centre for Democratic Institutions.

The Handbook is part of a strategy to help women candidates prepare well for the election and increase their chances of success. The advice and checklists contained in the Handbook will help women candidates to make decisions about whether they are ready to stand for election and how to plan their campaigns. The Handbook contains practical information to help potential candidates:

  • understand the role of LLG councillors, presidents and mayors
  • understand LLG election laws
  • think clearly about why they want to stand for election and what they have to offer their communities and
  • prepare a winning election campaign.

Contact the Office for the Development of Women in Port Moresby for more information - text or phone them on 7064 0560 or 7064 0562 - and you can access the Handbook in electronic form in the table below in English and Tok Pisin, and in full-colour high resolution (20 MB) or low resolution B&W (5 MB).

Click on the further links below for more on our wider Women Candidates Training work in PNG and across Melanesia:

Campaign Handbook - A Guide for Women Candidates in the 2013 LLG elections:
  Tok Pisin - colour - 20 mb
  English - colour - 20 mb
  Tok Pisin - b&w - 5 mb
  English - b&w - 5 mb
CDI's Women Candidates Training work:
  PNG - National Elections 2012
  Vanuatu - National Elections 2012
  Solomon Islands - National Elections 2010
  Bougainville - Elections 2010
  CDI's Women in Politics Home Page





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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government. The Centre is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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