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Papua New Guinea’s parliament is to debate a bill to reserve 22 seats for females in the male-dominated parliament, Australia’s ABC News reported.
The bill had been on the previous government's agenda since 2007 but new Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has now made it a priority, calling the parliament to pass it before next year’s elections, the report said.
Currently there is only one female parliament member, community development minister Dame Carol Kidu, representing less than 1 percent of the 109-member strong parliament.
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