The Australian Government is committed to $320 million 10 year aid program to help women in the Pacific increase their economic, education and social opportunities. In the Pacific regions 60 per cent of women have faced domestic violence. Women and girls don’t have the same access to education as men and there is a lack of knowledge about health and family planning. The aid program aims to equip women with the education and tools they need to participate fully and safely in life.
Australian business has a long history of fuelling economic growth and providing jobs in PNG. Now, like many Pacific nations, PNG is in the midst of a commercial and social evolution as more women leave their traditional homemaker roles and move into the workforce, often in Australian based businesses.
Whether it’s legal, finance, education or the resource sector, Australian businesses in PNG have a social responsibility to support the PNG women in their workforces. Understanding the current cultural shift, and the barriers facing PNG women is essential for any organisation that’s genuinely committed to responsibly creating a diverse workforce.
In partnership with the Papua New Guinea High Commission, the Asia Pacific Professionals Association Ltd proudly presents the ANZ | Papua New Guinea Gender Parity Symposium.
At the ANZ | Papua New Guinea Gender Parity Symposium you’ll hear from the best and brightest minds in business in our region today about how your business can identify and understand the barriers against women in your workforce, and help them rise above to create their own opportunities.
The Symposium is being held in three locations, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane and includes three “Pathways to Parity Panel” discussions and two “Pathways to Parity Dinners”.