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India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

Published By   /  May 25, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Crime, Culture, Dialysis, Gender, Human Rights, India, Indigenous, Media, Medical aid, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Rape, Rape culture, Reports, Rural policy, Samoa, Tribal affairs  /  Comments Off on India’s ‘tribal’ minister visits NZ for relationships but skirts rape culture

India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor greeting members of the community on his first visit to New Zealand. Image: Vandhna Bhan/Te Waha Nui By Vandhna Bhan in Auckland India’s Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jasvantsinh Bhabhor visited Auckland briefly last Saturday to talk about building international relations, but avoided comment on […]

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PNG condemned for sorcery attacks, police brutality and over refugees

Published By   /  May 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Corruption, Crime, Domestic violence, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Manus Island, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Police, Police brutality, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on PNG condemned for sorcery attacks, police brutality and over refugees

Refugees and asylum seekers on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have suffered repeated violent attacks and robberies by locals, says Human Rights Watch. Video: HRW Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Papua New Guinea has been condemned for violent mob attacks on people accused of sorcery – especially women or girls, repeated assaults and robberies on refugees, […]

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‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

Published By   /  April 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Domestic violence, Gender, Girl Power, Innovation, Media, Mereani Masani, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, Music, Music industry, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Port Moresby, Press Release, Reports, Women bands  /  Comments Off on ‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: ‘Girl Power’ wows Port Moresby with new anti-violence video ‘No More’ PNG’s “first ever” girl band makes debut appearance in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News By Stacey Yalo in Port Moresby With hopes of empowering more women in the Papua New Guinea music industry, renowned […]

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Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

Published By   /  March 24, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Awards, Freedom of Information, Gender, Hanson Mataskelekele Award, Human Rights, Jane Joshua, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, Vanuatu Daily Post, Women leaders  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Vanuatu Daily Post editor wins top award for leadership among women Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua … winner of this year’s Hanson Mataskelekele award for leadership among women. Image: Dan McGarry/Vanuatu Daily Post Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Vanuatu Daily Post editor Jane Joshua, a […]

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Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

Published By   /  March 24, 2018  /  'Akilisi Pohiva, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Quick Rip, Reports, Rugby ban, Rugby Union, Sports, Tonga, Tonga High School, Women's rights, Women's rugby  /  Comments Off on Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Tongan ban on girls playing rugby and boxing ‘not our policy’, says Pohiva A ban on girls playing rugby in state schools in Tonga has polarised public opinion. Image: Matangi Tonga Online By Kalino Latu, editor of Kaniva News Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva disagrees […]

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Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

Published By   /  March 21, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Civil Society, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender empowerment, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Changing politics trigger predictions for Fiji’s first woman prime minister Lenora Qereqeretabua, 2018 National Federation Party’s provisional candidate Picture: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=433103 Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Fiji might see its first woman prime minister after this year’s general election, predicts New Zealand-based political sociologist, Professor Steven Ratuva. […]

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Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

Published By   /  March 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Education, Featured, Gender, Gulf States, Human Rights, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Moderate Islam, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niqab, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Radical Islam, Religion, Religious tolerance, Reports, Saudi Arabia, Universities, Yogyakarta  /  Comments Off on Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian universities ‘ban’ niqab over fundamentalism fears Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities are pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils – with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance – as concerns grow over rising fundamentalism in the world’s largest Muslim-majority […]

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Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

Published By   /  March 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender security, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, Injustice, justice, Legal issues, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Social justice  /  Comments Off on Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Step up efforts to support Indonesian women’s rights plea to Jakarta By Sheany in Jakarta The National Commission on Violence Against Women, or Komnas Perempuan, has called on the government to do more to protect women’s rights, particularly by enacting a long-overdue bill on the […]

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Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

Published By   /  March 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Culture, Featured, Gender, Gender empowerment, Gender violence, Human Rights, Indonesia, International Women's Day, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Indonesian protesters call for end to violence against women in Yogya By Rizki Halim in Yogyakarta Dozens of women held a rally at the Zero Kilometre point in Indonesia’s Central Java city of Yogyakarta to commemorate International Women’s Day yesterday. Taking up the spirit of […]

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