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Pawa Blong Meri: Women Candidates in the 2015 Bougainville Election

This Discussion Paper examines the question of how women contest and win elections in Bougainville, through an analysis of the campaign experiences of

Assessing the Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea: Electoral Outcomes

Given the strong likelihood of reforms that will affect the conduct of and preparations for the 2017 elections, a consideration of the 2002 reforms to

West Papuan Refugees in Papua New Guinea: On the Way to Citizenship?

In the context of increasing efforts from Papua New Guinea (PNG) authorities to register West Papuan refugees and provide citizenship

The Relationship between Violence against Women and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bougainville

Women’s economic empowerment is now seen to be a critical aspect of poverty reduction and development and is an important goal of the current Australian aid program. Economic

Marie Stopes, Family Planning and Genocide in Bougainville

In 2014 it was reported that over half the adult population of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has no access to family planning (Radio Australia 9/9/2014). The national government has made renewed attempts

Politicising Drought Relief in Papua New Guinea

Natural disasters invariably involve complex social, political and economic systems that can make a bad situation worse. The 2015 El Niño drought in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has few precedents. Poor

The Election of Josephine Getsi — Making Political History in Bougainville

In May–June 2015, the third Bougainville election since the establishment of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) was held. The ABG, inaugurated in 2005, is a result of the peace

And Then There Were Three: A New Chinese Miner in Papua New Guinea

Barrick Gold Corporation announced on 26 May 2015 that it had sold a 50 per cent stake in Barrick Niugini Limited to Zijin Mining Group, one of China’s ‘big four’

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