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Gender norms, bargaining power and spousal violence in PNG

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Two women in the woods

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Friday 27 October 2023
1.30pm–2.30pm

Venue

Brindabella Theatre (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom

Speaker

Alex Smith

Contacts

Vanessa Geidel
+61 2 6125 5623

Spousal violence against women is a global scourge, and is particularly prevalent in PNG. Efforts to reduce rates of violence commonly focus on female economic empowerment, often ignoring entrenched gender norms which demand male partners be the primary breadwinners of the household. This presentation will feature research showing women in PNG who break gender norms by out-earning their male partner experience significantly higher rates of violence.

Speaker:
Alex Smith,
post-graduate student at the Crawford School of Public Policy, undertaking a Master of International and Development Economics. He has worked on a range of Pacific economic issues including debt sustainability, labour mobility and poverty.

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the seminar. You can attend at Brindabella Theatre (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), at the MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom.

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