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How to Take Action

Getting Involved (How can you help?)

Educate yourself

  1. Read the newspapers/ listen to the newsabout the political and economic issues affecting our country.
  2. Form a discussion group to discuss these issues
  3. Join online discussion websites
  4. Attend public meetings and ask questions
  5. Attend candidate meetings and ask questions
  6. Attend a national /provincial parliament session.
  7. At church discuss your religious values and how they relate to the Transparency International PNG values.
  8. Read the TIPNG 10 commandments – and follow it
  9. Get the TIPNG publications and read them
  10. Meet with business owners and find out ways in which corruption increases their costs.
  11. Find out more about TIPNG projects and get involved
  12. Read about past and current corruption cases on the TIPNG website
  13. Become a TIPNG Member

Educate others

  1. Ask them their opinions – if they don’t understand the issues explain them.
  2. Form a group and perform dramas about governance/ human rights /corruption in villages and markets
  3. Get our posters about corruption, good leadership and use them to teach others
  4. Speak in church (youth groups) on human rights and good governance – start YACA at your school
  5. Start a blog/ facebook page and give your opinions
  6. Run a talent show/song contest but with an anti-corruption theme.
  7. Write to the newspapers/call the radio stations and give your opinions about national and local issues
  8. Send sms texts out to your friends with sayings about good governance / human rights /fighting corruption
  9. Get interviewed on local radio about governance issues.
  10. Invite MPs and provincial government leaders to speak about provincial and national issues.
  11. Work with your church leaders to prepare sermons/messages that fight against corruption
  12. Get old people talking to young people about ways in which PNG traditional culture does NOT support corruption.
  13. Record data such as how many potholes in a section road and report to your MP
  14. If you are a student, stand for school elections (SRC)
  15. Attend and contribute to election campaign meetings

Improve local processes

  1. Get involved in ward development planning
  2. Join a political party
  3. Propose/comment on party policies
  4. Support good leaders and candidates
  5. Enrol on the Common Roll
  6. Check that other citizens are on the roll, help those who should be on it and point out who should not
  7. Start /join community groups trying to improve the quality of their elections (Get the CAIEI document)
  8. Vote for good/ honest candidates in the elections
  9. Avoid corrupt actions – refuse to pay bribes
  10. Ask MPs to explain how the DSIP& DSG is spent.
  11. Collect information about a corrupt act and report to the TIPNG ALAC.
  12. Work with your local primary school committee to improve governance processes
  13. Congratulate leaders when they get it right!
  14. Encourage your community group leadersto join CCAC and attendCCAC meetings
  15. Ask your CCAC community representative on the decisions made during CCAC meetings
  16. Join or start a Youth Against Corruption Association in your community
  17. Join or form concerned citizen groups that discuss corruption
  18. Join or form an election observer group
  19. Organize/Join a peaceful protest (Walk Against Corruption)
  20. Become a TIPNG Member or Volunteer


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