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Women, Development and Empowerment: A Pacific Feminist Perspective

Morobe Province

Morobe Province

The Morobe Province is the biggest province in the country in terms of its population of 360,000. After withdrawing from the National Council, the Provincial women quickly formed a committee to organise a constitution and come up with a policy. They also formed an organisation and registered it under the Registrar General as the Morobe Women's Association in 1982. The Provincial Government of that time gave a K10,000 (kina) grant to organise women in the province. Part of the money was used to organise the first provincial women's conference, which tried to bring women from the rural areas and church women's organisations together. page 62 This meeting approved a constitution and also a policy for the Morobe Women's Association.