The Oil Search Foundation and PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) signed an agreement yesterday that formalises the participation of Oil Search in a pilot project that responds to safety issues in the workplace affected by, or linked to, gender.
Lady Winifred Kamit addressed employees at Oil Search’s Port Moresby office at a morning tea held to mark International Women’s Day this week. During her talk, Lady Winifred Kamit reflected on her journey as a Papua New Guinean woman and where she sees this path going.
On 25 November 2015, Oil Search staff at Moro and Fofari, sub-contractors, police officers, the CDI team and wider Kutubu community, commemorated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) with a walkathon from the Kaimari markets to Moro police station.
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.