Papua New Guinea: Church’s gender work contributes to research for Sustainable Development Goals

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Faith-based organisations the Anglican Board of Mission in Australia and Caritas Australia have recently collaborated with La Trobe University, Melbourne, in producing a research paper, “Working towards Transformational Development and the Sustainable Development Goals”. This paper explores the concept of ‘transformation’ as it relates to the ambitious development objectives launched at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.

The Anglican Board of Mission contributed research and information specifically relating to the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea’s gender work, through the Church Partnership Program funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Download the report at http://bit.ly/2aAYP9q.

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A Theology of Gender Equality ‘In God’s Image – Towards Full Humanity and Abundant Life’ developed by a partnership of seven Church traditions in Papua New Guinea is here: http://sidebysidegender.org/library/theology-of-gender-equality-papua-new-guinea-church-partnership/

In a March 2016 report ‘Return to Abuser’, Médecins Sans Frontières estimates that 70 per cent of women in Papua New Guinea will be raped or physically assaulted in their lifetime. Authorities in Papua New Guinea have identified gender-based violence as a public health and social emergency and a major threat to the country’s development. The report is here: http://www.msf.org.uk/sites/uk/files/msf-pngreport-def-lr-2.pdf.

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Friday, July 29th, 2016
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