Ripples of Change in Grassroots Women Organising in Papua New Guinea: A Personal Perspective.

Event details

SSGM Seminar

Date & time

Wednesday 17 July 2019


Hedley Bull Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road, ANU Canberra
ANU Canberra


Sarah Garap



In this presentation Sarah Garap will reflect on her personal journey from grassroots activism to academia, drawing upon more than 30 years of active citizenship in the areas of human rights, politics, peacebuilding and community organizing for community development. Sarah is a proponent and practitioner of participatory research as a tool for social change and will elaborate on the foundations of her approach using practical examples. Her work has been undertaken primarily in the PNG Highlands.

About the speaker
Sarah Garap is a human rights and social justice advocate currently based in Jiwaka Province in the PNG Highlands. Her work has broken through many traditional and enduring gender barriers. Sarah is a founding member of Kup Women for Peace and Meri Kirap Suppotim amongst other groups. She stood as a candidate for the SinaSina Yongomugl open seat in Simbu Province in the 2002 national elections. She is a visitor with Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University, supported by the Pacific Research Program.

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