Australia is committed to help create conditions that will allow Women and Girls to have more opportunities, equal to men in Papua New Guinea.
Australian High Commission, Development Cooperation Minister, Stuart Shaefer, highlighted this at the academic year opening of the Divine Word University in Madang.
Research suggests gender based violence is both a cause and symptom of gender inequality in PNG, which prevents Women from opportunities in reaching their potential through education.
The Australian Government has taken a keen interest to promote gender equality and to eliminate gender based violence.
Organizations have often criticized the government over their responses to gender based violence.
Mr. Shaefer challenged tertiary institutions to build leadership that will improve governments
Divine Word President, Father Jan Czuba, spoke on integrated human development and co-values as life’s guiding principles.
Divine Word University is one of the 6 universities in PNG that strives to improve quality of learning, preparing students to participate meaningfully in development.