Gender

Using Mobile Phones to Track Anti-Witchcraft Violence in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief outlines the role new mobile phone– based research techniques can play in addressing this information deficit.

Big Men Drink Beer; Drunk Big Men Do Not Hit Women

Alcohol-related violence among security-sector forces in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), highlights ongoing concerns regarding security and violence.

The 2013 Survey on HIV in Tanah Papua: Gender, Ethnicity and 'Casual Partners'

In November 2014, Dr Arnoldus Tiniap from the West Papua provincial health department presented some of the results of the 2013 Integrated Bio-Behavioural Su

'HIV is Our Problem Together': Developing an Indigenous-Led Response to HIV in Tanah Papua

This In Brief reports on a multiday workshop on HIV that was held in Manokwari, West Papua province, Indonesia, from 27–29 November 2014.

What Research Guides the HIV Response in Papua, Indonesia?

This In-Brief considers what research, if any, informs the HIV response in Papua, and suggests that a local, collaborative research base providing specific,

Preventing Violence at Home, Allowing Violence in the Workplace: A Case Study of Security Guards in Papua New Guinea

In this In Brief I ask: How do Papua New Guinean men living in violent contexts make sense of messages aimed at preventing violence against women?

Home-Brewed Alcohol, Gender, and Violence in the West Papuan Highlands

Alcohol is officially banned in the West Papuanhighlands, but home-brewed alcohol (minumanlokal in Indonesian, literally, 'local drink') isinexpensive, widely available, and transforminginterpersonal, political, and gendered violence inthe area. Scholarship on alcohol in the Pacific viewsconsumption as a mode of male social differentiationrelated to racialised power and status, owing to thegendered, colonial history of alcohol consumption(Marshall 1982), as well as the 'prestige economy'of burgeoning resource sectors (Macintyre andBainton 2013). In contrast to beer and other formsof alcohol, home-brew has received less attention.

Do No Harm: The Relationship between Violence Against Women and Women's Economic Empowerment in the Pacific

It is now widely accepted that women's economic empowerment brings a range of benefits even beyond gender equality gains for individual women, greatly improving the health, wellbeing, and productivity of entire families and countries, and contributing to effective, sustainable development.

Reaching into the Bilum: Motherhood as a Source of Women's Power in Papua New Guinea

This paper focuses on an important aspect of preliminary findings from two research projects conducted in Papua New Guinea. The preliminary findings note the significance of women's status as mothers and the ways in which women draw on this role to construct new paths for themselves in the political and economic spheres.

Sorcery and Witchcraft in Papua New Guinea: Problems in Definition

In this In Brief, Associate Professor Richard Eves unpacks the lack of definitional clarity that currently exists around the terms sorcery and witchcraft in the Papua New Guinea context.

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