Our Voice Resources

Our Voice is a Women’s Action for Voice and Empowerment (WAVE)  funded campaign, working to increase the representation and effective participation of women, with a broad commitment to gender equality and women’s rights, in decision making at local levels across Asia and the Pacific by 2020.

Our Voice Fact Sheets

Women’s Participation and Influence in Local Decision Making – Your Questions Answered

Key Statistics on Women’s Political Leadership

Key Legal obligations on Women’s Political Representation and Full Participation

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Women’s Participation and Influence in Local Decision Making – Your Questions Answered

Key Statistics on Women’s Political Leadership

Key Legal obligations on Women’s Political Representation and Full Participation

Our Voice Posters and Pledges

16 Days of Activism Pledge

Poster 1: Raise Your Voice

Poster 2: Violence against women is a barrier

Poster 3: Our Voice Poster – English

Poster 4: Our Voice Poster – Tetum

Poster 5: Our Voice Poster – Khmer

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16 days of Activism Pledge

Raise Your Voice Poster

Women's Leadership Poster

Our Voice Poster - English

Our Voice Poster - Tetum

Our Voice Poster - Khmer

Our Voice Temporary Special Measures Submission

In November 2018, the Review of Electoral Laws Submission (Temporary Special Measures) was submitted to the Papua New Guinea Constitutional and Law Reform Commission by Voice for Change, Eastern Highlands Family Voice, Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation, Wide Bay Conservation Association, and Bougainville Women’s Federation.

Our Voice Submission – Review of Electoral Laws

The Submission advocates for the introduction of Temporary Special Measures (TSMs) in Papua New Guinea.
The main recommendations in the submission are:

  • Reserved seats for women introduced at the national level in PNG
  • Local level Government reform for 50/50 representation
  • Other broader measures to support women’s representation

Our Voice Joint Partner Statement

A joint statement from Our Voice partners to the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

Temporary Special Measures brief for duty bearers

A four-page brief on the Temporary Special Measures for duty bearers.

Temporary Special Measures brief for community members

A one-page brief on the Temporary Special Measures for community members.

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Our Voice Review of Electoral Laws Submission

PNG TSMS BRIEF (1 PG)

PNG TSMS BRIEF (4 PGS)

Our Voice APEC Summit Statement

Our Voice Thematic Brief

Violence Against Women is a Barrier to Women’s Leadership

One in three women globally will be subject to gender-based violence in her lifetime. At the same time, women remain significantly under-represented at all levels of political decision making. The under-representation of women in political leadership also impacts on the ability of governments to respond to and prevent violence against women.

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