Business Colation for Women, Crowne Plaza breakfast, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Why we love the PNG Business Coalition For Women (and you should, too!)

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In 2015 Oil Search became a member of the Papua New Guinea Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) and began actively taking part in a number of working groups including for my part, the ‘Addressing Violence Working Group’ (AVWG). Coalition members know that gender equality is good business, that overcoming the challenges faced by women in the PNG workforce goes beyond individual firms, and are ready to be part of history in the making.

Crying Meri by Vlad Sokhin

Standing up against Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Papua New Guinea

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Domestic and gender based violence is a widespread and very serious problem for local women in Papua New Guinea. The PNG Law Reform Commission found that on average 70 percent of women in PNG say they have been physically abused by their husbands, but that number reaches 100 percent in some parts of the country.