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  1. Judith Kagl
    Judith Kagl November 29, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I am appalled by the fact that there are many PNG women who also support that view “yu no man, yu meri” (even some educated and civilised). I have witnessed alot myself and when I tried to correct them I was ridiculed. In a gender biased society we may think that our own women would stand together and support the worthy cause of breaking the cycle but that is not the case. Also on that note I give credit to a few good men who know a woman’s worth and support their leadership.
    Coming from the Highlands it is even worse. We are silenced and told off in public gatherings that we are women and it is not in our place to stand up and talk. Only when we bring in money and material things then the podium is granted and praises are in order (I am already feeling really disgusted just writing this).
    It is such a shame there are many women leaders who have the potential to bring about alot of positive changes but are discouraged by the fact that even though they put their hands up to represent the minority the support is never there. In future we would like to see many women in parliament. But how long will it take before we reach that point? I do not know. What I know now is that the mentality still exists and is quite strong.

  2. Judy Atkinson
    Judy Atkinson November 18, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Thank you Betty Lovai for an important article. Violence aginast women, equality in the workplace and in society, will not change until we name and accept embedded cultual beliefs and behaviours about the role of men and the role of women in our societies.

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