Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Gender Equality Gains Traction with Pacific Island Leaders

Catherine Wilson – IPS – Friday, 15 August 2014 (originally published 13 Aug) SYDNEY, Aug 13 2014 (IPS) – A pledge by political leaders two years ago to accelerate efforts toward closing the gender gap in the Pacific Islands has been boosted with the announcement that three women will take the helm of the regional […]

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Kickstarter campaign shows survival of women facing violence in Papua New Guinea

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: A new Kickstarter book publishing campaign by Fotoevidence, uses photography to draw attention to human rights violations, injustice, oppression and assaults on sovereignty or human dignity wherever they may occur. The campaign also highlights the courage and fortitude of 34-year-old Papuan native Helen […]

Indigenous women gather in Peru

Indigenous women gather in Peru

Brianna Piazza – World News Australia Radio – Monday, 04 November 2013 (originally published 31 Oct) The World Conference of Indigenous Women has seen more than 200 women demand that indigenous women receive greater prominence at every level of decision-making. They are also calling on governments to provide adequate funding to meet the specific needs […]

Severe violence against PNG women must stop says United Nations

Severe violence against PNG women must stop says United Nations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/RW) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: The United Nations (UN) system in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is gravely concerned by the torture and killing of Ms. Kepari Laniata, a 20-year-old young woman who was accused of using sorcery to kill a six-year old boy in Mount Hagen on 6 February 2013, and other […]

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Letting photographs document women atrocity in Papua New Guinea

Svetlana Bachevanova – WNN Features (WNN) New York, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: In the Oceania region, north of Cape York, Australia, the country of Papua New Guinea suffers under a hood of violence against women that still runs unabated, especially for those who live at the very bottom of society with little legal recourse or […]

Empowering women leaders to improve PNG’s food security

Empowering women leaders to improve PNG’s food security

Charles Darwin University – Thursday, 20 December 2012 (originally published 18 Dec) A new capacity development project will assist the women of Papua New Guinea working in agriculture to develop their leadership skills and education to improve their community’s food security. The collaborative project is supported through a $500,000 grant from AusAID through the Pacific […]

UN expert calls on Papua New Guinea to do more to protect women against violence

UN expert calls on Papua New Guinea to do more to protect women against violence

UN News Centre – Thursday, 29 March 2012 (originally published 27 Mar) 27 March 2012 – A United Nations independent expert today called on Papua New Guinea to reinforce mechanisms that protect women against violence. “Accountability, rather than impunity, should become the norm for all acts of violence against women,” said the UN Special Rapporteur […]