PNG parents must ‘be serious’ on education for girls, says councillor


An EMTV report calling for a “breakthrough” in education for girls in Papua New Guinea.

Young Papua New Guinean women and girls must be encouraged to enter into a broad range of careers and be involved in decision-making, says a ward councillor in in Lae.

Carol Yawing, the only woman in the Lae urban local level government, said parents must take the education of girls seriously.

Her comments came days after Papua New Guinea celebrated International Women’s Day with the rest of the world this week.

Her plea also followed the visit of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who also spoke out in support of better educational opportunities for girls.

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