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The report provides an outline of the key historical, economic, demographic, political, geographic, socio-cultural, legal and institutional issues that are relevant to understanding the status of women in Papua New Guinea today. It begins with an exploration of the history of contact and political development in the country and discusses how the power of traditional and cultural factors has carried over into contemporary PNG, by and large preventing women from sharing equally in the benefits of development. Following a situation report there is a discussion along sector lines of how gender issues in PNG are influenced by a complex set of interrelated factors. The situation analysis leads into an examination of potential areas of intervention, with the emphasis on identifying how such intervention could influence community and institutional views of the role of women in promoting their fuller participation in economic and social activities. Some gaps in information about the situation of women in PNG, particularly in the statistical database, are identified with recommendations for further research to strengthen the basis on which policies, planning targets and programs are formulated. The report concludes with a comprehensive profile of the major stakeholders in Papua New Guinea who have a role in policy development and project implementation and provides a detailed, annotated bibliography of literature on women, gender and sectoral issues in PNG.
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Title Annotation:Gender Analysis in Papua New Guinea
Publication:Gender Analysis in Papua New Guinea
Date:Nov 1, 1998
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