Wolfers, Edward P., 2010, Women in Parliament, in I. Maddocks & E. P. Wolfers (eds), Living history and evolving democracy, University of Papua New Guinea Press, Papua New Guinea. pp. 310, 310-313.
The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Constitution commits the state to equal treatment of all citizens, both women and men. It does so as a matter of principle (National Goals and Directive Principles 2 (5)) and as a legally enforceable right, including the right to vote and stand for public office, as Dame Meg Taylor says in her paper. This does not prevent laws being made 'for the special benefit, welfare, protection or advancement of females ... ' (Constitution s 55).