Implementing the New Papua New Guinea National Health Gender Policy - some challenges and opportunities

Kitau, Russel (2015) Implementing the New Papua New Guinea National Health Gender Policy - some challenges and opportunities. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 9 (1). pp. 23-32.

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Gender- Based Violence (GBV) is a major issue world-wide. Within last two decadesmany resources were invested into ending it in Papua New Guinea. In 2015, which incidentally coincides with the end of the Millennium Development Goals, PNG must reflect on and learn from the past in striving towards achieving gender equality. The purpose of this paperis to review the new National Health Gender Policy in the context of previous attempts by the governments and development partners to tackle gender inequality and gender violence. The aim was to highlight potential lessons which need to be taken into account to ensure successful implementation of the policy. The study was performed by conducting a summary of previous attempts to implement gender policies and programs in Papua New Guinea since Independence in 1975 was provided. This was followed by a review of the new National Health Gender Policy (2014) to identify challenges and opportunities in implementing the new policy. The opportunity to use evidence-based approach to provide practical guidance to all key stakeholders to translate the new policy into action is highlighted.

Item ID: 38747
Item Type: Article (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2248-9010
Keywords: gender, health, policy, implementation, challenges, opportunities, behaviour, change
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Funders: James Cook University
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 22:51
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111715 Pacific Peoples Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920307 Pacific Peoples Health - Determinants Of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Evaluation @ 50%
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