Roles and Functions

Gender Development and Human Rights is a program Branch and comprises of two sections:

1. Gender Development’s function include the following:

  • Assist provincial community development advisors/women’s officers to integrate gender sensitisation and equity programmes in their plans through the Community Learning and Development Centres.
  • Identify specific priorities of and training needs required by women at all levels.
  • Assist women’s groups and NGOs to develop and implement effective programmes for women at community level.
  • Provide avenues for women in government as well as in non-government and community sectors to work together in implementing gender and development awareness activities and life skills programmes.

2. Human Rights Section

  • Work in partnership with all partners to raise awareness and advocate against human rights issues
  • Work in partnership with the relevant government and private partners towards establishment of the Human Rights Commission for Papua New Guinea

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