Gender Equity and Social Inclusion

Male champion on gender equality

“PNG has eight going on 10 million people – half are women and girls,” he says.

“If they can’t get in to a position to use their brains, hands and feet, then that is a huge loss for PNG’s development.”

Ginis leads the government’s push for greater equality for all Papua New Guineans as the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Manager at the Department of Personnel Management.

Gender equality pilot project finishes in Abau

 25 people from the district participated in the project, led by a three member team of researchers from Deakin University in Australia and Divine Word University in PNG.

The project started in April and finished last month.

They undertook a range of research projects around the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) theme.

The villagers learnt about the importance of keeping girls in school, to improve women’s health, to create business opportunities for women, and also to improve women’s literacy and to tackle domestic violence.