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Women Speak Out! A Report of the Pacific Women's Conference. October 27 – November 2

Papua New Guinea

page 40

Papua New Guinea

I am at the moment studying Law and I should be the first woman graduate in law from the University of Papua New Guinea. I do find a lot of opposition from male students in the Law Faculty at the university but they have a lot of respect for me and it is encouraging to see that there is not that traditional attitude that women should not come out and talk in public. I do fight for what I think is right and for what I am capable of.

In modern Papua New Guinea, women are better educated - there are a lot of young girls going through secondary education and quite a number of us are in university.