Department of Gender Balance

Gender balance or gender equality, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision making and valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally regardless of gender.

  • Changing the culture
  • Building women through the ranks
  • Expanding the business case

Strengthening women’s voice and agency – this includes focus on women as individual leaders in their family, their community, their church and social networks, their business, their government and in their political processes.

Improving women’s economic empowerment – by supporting approaches that generate employment for women or enable them to be more productive in their businesses, whether they be in the cash economy or at the subsistence/informal level.

Reducing violence against women –supporting programs that work to reduce violence and supporting women who are subjected to violence; to appropriately challenge cultural and social norms that enable violence to continue at such high levels in PNG.