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This brief provides examples of gender transformative changes achieved by initiatives in Papua New Guinea. It describes practical, proven approaches for gender-transformative change and highlights the importance of:

- Program design explicit in its aim to reshape gender norms and power relations.

- Working in partnership with organisations and community groups to create change.

- Drawing on community strengths, customs and practices.

- Clearly aligning activities to support government policy commitments and strengthen government systems.

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Balance of Power is an innovative approach to supporting Pacific Island countries achieve their objectives of inclusive and effective leadership in line with national policy frameworks. Specifically, Balance of Power aims to contribute to a ‘better balance’ in women’s and men’s leadership roles and opportunities. Building on lessons learned on what works and what doesn’t in the Pacific context, the innovation is in three key parts:

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During the webinar, the following points about women’s economic empowerment raised the most questions and discussion:

- Women’s economic status is disproportionately affected by the impacts of COVID-19:

- Women are more likely than men to work in low-paying, informal and precarious work, without safety nets, job security, paid leave or insurance for economic shocks.

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This report summarises the workshop approach, objectives, key learning outcomes and participant recommendations of the third Pacific Women and Fiji Women’s Fund Fiji Annual Reflection and Planning Workshop.

The primary objectives of the workshop were for participants to:

- Reflect on overall progress in advancing gender equality at various levels.

- Share experiences and lessons learned in promoting women’s economic empowerment, enhancing women’s leadership opportunities and capabilities, ending violence against women and coalition building.

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The Pacific Girl Inception Workshop was held from 21–25 October 2019 in Suva, Fiji. The week-long workshop comprised the following meetings:

- One-day Girls Pawa Toktok with adolescent girls from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu.

- Two-day Partners Meeting with selected civil society organisation partners from Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

- The Pacific Girl Regional Learning Network meeting.

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Philip and Oroshuma are a couple in Fumito village in the Unggai Bena District of Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. In this video, they reflect on how their lives have changed individually, and for their family, as a result of the training opportunities they have received through the Model Farming Family coffee extension programs which are part of CARE International PNG's Coffee Industry Support Program.

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This document provides details about the Australian Government’s investment in supporting adolescent girls in the Pacific. It includes information about:

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The review finds that there are very strong outcomes for Spa Academy scholarship graduates and their families.

Graduates feel more confident and valuable. Graduates have increased decision-making power in their families and communities and are considered more of a leader since graduating particularly at work as well as in their families and communities. Graduates have become more empowered and independent.

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The fifth Pacific Women in Papua New Guinea Annual Learning Workshop offered an opportunity for Pacific Women-funded and non-funded partners to come together to discuss their work and research and to share lessons about what is working, the challenges, and the opportunities for promoting gender equality in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

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This toolkit provides sequential activities to support organisations to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integrated into their programming. The activities are: 1. Exploring Our Own Expertise About Gender and Diversity. 2. Social and Personal Identity Wheel. 3. Exploring Our Diversity. 4. The Story of Joana and Jona. 5. Choosing the sex of your child. 6. Ideal Man, Ideal Woman. 7. Pressures and Privileges of Being a Man/Woman. 8. Definitions. 9. The New Planet. 10. Group Activity. 11. Power Walk. 12. Power Role Play. 13. The Gender Equality Framework. 14.

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The Pacific Women Regional Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) aimed to:

- Contribute to and build Pacific understanding and knowledge of women’s economic empowerment and approaches.

- Build on regional research, practitioner expertise and the experiences of women in the region to adapt and improve the Pacific Women approach to WEE.

- Strengthen relationships between development partners working on WEE and catalyse increased communication and more coordinated action.

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This report presents lessons learned from menstrual health actors working in the Asia-Pacific region and focuses on the local context of island-based nations. It is a unique case-study that captures the specific menstrual health challenges faced by countries with dispersed populations across large geographic locations with limited income and commercial access. The report explores how innovative investment can be a means of facilitating a new market opportunity, enabling improved access to necessary healthcare products, and support venture creation for women-led businesses.

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This paper examines the experience and lessons of three projects implemented by CARE International in Papua New Guinea to inform best practice in inclusive governance programming in the future. CARE’s governance work enables citizens (the “grassroots”) and government (representative as well as the civil service) to come together, disrupting negative or destructive cycles of distrust, inaction and disempowerment.

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This report summarises the workshop approach, objectives, key learning outcomes and participant recommendations of the third Pacific Women and Fiji Women’s Fund Fiji Annual Reflection and Planning Workshop.

The workshop objectives were to:

- Enable Fiji Government, civil society and stakeholders to reflect on overall progress and key issues to advance gender equality in Fiji.

- Update grantees of the Fund on findings from its six-monthly report analysis.

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This factsheet identifies factors the factors that encourage and discourage boys from staying in school.

‘Push’ factors include: • Embarrassment of shame.

- Family issues.

- School punishment.

- Culture norms and practices.

- Peer pressure and personal issues.

- A desire by some boys to make money.

- Limited accessibility.

‘Pull’ factors include:

- Opportunities to participate in fun activities.

- Family support.

- Encouragement from friends.

- Positive teacher attitudes.

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Findings from the study include:

- Girls in Kiribati lack knowledge about menstruation and reproductive health as they transition into adolescence and adulthood.

- Poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) contributes to girls being unable to manage their menstruation in Kiribati schools.

- It is often considered taboo for men and boys to talk about menstruation or interact with menstruating girls and women.

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This three-part report contains a mapping of essential services for survivors of violence against women and actions, outlining the assessment of what is in place that needs strengthening and gap areas. The assessment aims to inform stakeholders at national and state level on the strength of available services aimed at eliminating violence against women in the two states of Pohnpei and Chuuk and to identify gaps in services so as to provide a way forward for eliminating family and sexual violence and for assisting government to report on regional and international obligations.

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Findings from this study include:

- There is a knowledge gap amongst school-aged girls related to menstruation and reproductive health more generally. This lack of knowledge also extends to the school-aged boys and mothers.

- Some teachers interviewed indicated that they were unaware that Menstrual Hygiene Management is part of the curriculum.

- Traditional beliefs and practices related to menstruation are strong in Kiribati communities, in both the urban and rural settings. These traditional beliefs affect girls’ lives in a number of intersecting ways.

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The fourth Pacific Women in Papua New Guinea Annual Learning Workshop provided an update on activities, research, innovation, and good practice undertaken by Pacific Women and its partners in 2017-2018 in the areas of:

- Increasing women’s leadership and decision making.

- Increasing economic opportunities for women.

- Reducing violence against women and expanding support services.

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The Voter Education Project was targeted at the ‘lost generation’ of Bougainville (people aged 35 to 45 years). Over 20 months, the Bougainville Women’s Federation and International Women’s Development Agency provided education about voting rights and responsibilities to 22,463 women and female youth, including 206 with disabilities and 21,368 men and male youth, including 383 with disabilities and another 53 people with disabilities. These voters were able to use these skills in the 2017 Papua New Guinea national elections.