Donors Plan Dialogues on Pacific Women's Empowerment

The World Bank, the U.S. and Australia will host a policy dialogue on combating gender-based violence and promoting women’s empowerment in the Pacific. The event will take place in Australia next year.

The U.S. and Australia have pledged to assist Papua New Guinea in addressing violence against women and HIV/AIDS.

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The U.S. will also team up with New Zealand to host policy discussions and conduct leadership training programs aimed at improving Pacific women’s political participation and economic empowerment. The first will be held in New Zealand in February next year, while the U.S. will host a follow-up program sometime between September and December 2011.

The World Bank, meanwhile, will collaborate with the U.S. and Papua New Guinea to hold a policy dialogue for leaders in the Pacific on improving maternal health, increasing economic opportunities and empowering women. It will be held in Port Moresby in 2011. 

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.