Gender

Negotiating What It Means to be a “Good” Man in Contemporary Papua New Guinea

The figure of the “good man” or “real man” is a common trope in Papua New Guinean and international campaigns to address HIV and AIDS, and violence against women. This figure is imagined as a perfect role model who is compliant with the directives of prevention slogans: a wearer of condoms, a faithful partner, non-violent and in control of everything from anger to sexual appetite, to alcohol consumption.

IB2017/12 Coffee is Men’s Business (Part 2)

Ever since its introduction to the Papua New Guinea Highlands during the colonial period, coffee has been seen as ‘men’s business’ (see Eves and Titus 2017). This In Brief examines

IB2017/11 Coffee is Men’s Business (Part 1)

Coffee is one of the most important cash crops in Papua New Guinea and is the mainstay of the economies of several Highlands provinces, with an estimated almost three million

IB2017/4 Unequal Work Burdens: Challenges to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Solomon Islands

Despite women’s economic empowerment now being considered an essential component of development programming, in many parts of the world empowerment has not

IB2016/25 Working with What We’ve Got: The Asset-Based Approach

This In Brief discusses problems with encouraging entrepreneurialism as a way to solve poverty and reports on what rural women believe will improve their livelihood — specifically co-operatives, as

Advancing models of parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific

An academic specialising in women's political representation says the Pacific is still lagging behind other regions in this area.

Alcohol, gender and violence in Bougainville

This In Brief reports on research undertaken in Bougainville in October 2015 (Eves and Crawford 2014).1 Unlike previous studies, this research specifically explored the relationship

Assessing the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea: Money politics

In this, the second in a series of In Briefs considering the success or otherwise of the 2002 reforms to Papua New Guinea's Organic Law on National and L

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