Women empowerment

Morobe’s fight against GBV

On the third day of Hearing, the GEWE and GBV Committee used the to engage with Sub-national governments in the country as well for the committee to have an idea on where the provincial administrations are putting their efforts into in addressing GBV and Social Related Violence.

Morobe’s Deputy Provincial Administrator, Robin Bazzinuc, stated that in 2015-17 a roll- out the Strategic plan with five pillars was made;

GEWE committee begin hearing

The Three-day hearing is for the committee to review current approaches to addressing GEWE, gender-based violence (GBV) and sorcery accusation related violence (SARV) across the country.

Chairman for the Parliament committee on GEWE, Powes Parkop stated that the hearings aim to review the institutional and policy approaches that the government currently has in place to address GEWE, GBV and SARV.

New Ireland's empowering policies

The launch of the policies took place at Kavieng Stadium. They include:

GEWE Committee calls for more government action

Members of the new Parliamentary Committee on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) commended the Government for awarding 13 NGOs financial grants that will enable them to do more work to address gender-based violence (GBV) across the country. The committee has also called for more government action.

UN Women, Media Reinforce Partnership

UN Women is an agency for Gender Equality and the empowerment of women. The breakfast meeting is part of their efforts to strengthen their partnerships with the media in the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The event brought together editors and members from different media houses in Papua New Guinea.

Gender equality in PNG is doing poorly as there are high levels of gender-based violence which remains a challenge in the country and it is ranked 160 out of 162 in the gender equality index.

Empower Women, Says McKee

“It is important to point out that our cooperation will have a special emphasis on women’s equality. For Papua New Guinea to grow strong, all of its citizens must fully participate in business and politics.”

Women Urged To Mobilise For Equal Participation

In a recent meet, he urged women leaders in PNG to come together to ensure their voice is heard. His call comes at a time when a bill on establishing five proposed reserved seats for women was shelved for the next term in Parliament.
Governor Parkop spoke during a workshop themed ‘Practice Parliament for Aspiring Women’ leaders recently on public speaking, debate policy issues relevant to their voters and mock Parliament, saying the current Parliament lacks female representation, which speaks volumes about the kind of men folk there are in the country.

PoPNG Launched for 2022

It was witnessed by Governor General Sir Bob Dadae and Lady Emeline, who officiated the launch.

The CPL Pride of PNG Awards was established 15 years ago and since then has committed to empowering the women of PNG and telling their powerful stories of their journeys.

CPL launched the Pride of PNG Awards for 2022 in the presence of previous awardees, government officials and business houses.

Civil Societies Call For Gov’t Action

This was presented to the Minister for Community Development and Religion, Wake Goi during a forum held this week.

Over 100 representatives from various CSOs participated in a one-day forum on Gender Equality and Human rights that was organized in observance of International Human Rights Day by UN Women and CIMC with funding from the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on holding large gatherings, the main event was held in Port Moresby, with satellite events in Lae, Goroka, Mount Hagen and Kokopo.

Closing the gap in women empowerment

This gap will be identified in a short video, currently being put together by the Pacific International Hospital, with the help of EMTV.

The video will capture local women from different walks of life sharing their views on what they understand about gender equality and its state in the country.

It will be showcased on March 8, which is International Women’s Day, during an event PIH is planning to host.

The event will host policy makers from embassies and companies (both government and private).