Women, Development and Empowerment: A Pacific Feminist Perspective
As mentioned earlier, the Morobe Provincial Council of Women withdrew from the National Council of Women in 1979. The reasons for withdrawing were that there was no national women's policy which could direct the work of the provinces. Another reason was that material and financial support was not being given to the provinces to organise; also the National Council of Women did not make a financial report to member organisations. One other reason was that provinces were not given the opportunity to come up with their own constitution and policies to meet their own needs. The National Council of Women was not representing grassroots women at the provincial level. The Morobe Provincial Council of Women withdrew on these grounds.