Lutheran Youth leader Warendo Soer says it is important to raise awareness about teenage pregnancy in Papua New Guinea. Sex education is not something ones talks about openly in Papua New Guinea. It is considered a taboo subject at community and family level. There is little awareness among the youth about the risks of teenage pregnancy. I saw an opportunity to talk about sexual relationships when the national education authorities reduced the normal school day from eight to six hours because of the impact of the severe drought from May until early this year.
Women's rights in Papua New Guinea
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The United Nations Development Programme rates the nation at out of countries, with a gender inequality index of 0. The education department reports the average educational attainment of girls is grade 10 and, for boys, grade 12, the final year of secondary school. In the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, where matrilineal societies are prevalent, there are 16, male and 16, female school students. In the Eastern Highlands Province, the literacy rate for males is 51 percent compared to There were 7, male and 5, female students in primary level grade three in In grade 12, the number of female students, , was less than half the male enrolment of In the highlands, where most people practice subsistence agriculture and the average cash income is low, girls can be particularly disadvantaged, especially if there are no local schools.
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Gendered violence against women, limited access to education, restricted health services and the cultural practice of witch hunts are all issues which arise for women living in Papua New Guinea PNG. PNG has introduced several pieces of legislation to combat these issues. Cases of violence against women in PNG are under reported. This is due in part to gender-based violence being socially legitimized and the accompanying culture of silence.
February , Papua New Guinea was struck by a massive 7. Some girls call it period, some say red, and others use different names to refer to menstruation. Eighteen-month-old twin sisters, Sandra and Sandy, only weigh 6. His long pants and t-shirt hang loosely from his body.