Respect for women in PNG healthcare is growing

November 10, 2015

While a gender balance is yet to be achieved, an increasing amount of women are studying medicine and becoming doctors in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Evelyn Lavu sees an increase in men respecting and appreciating her and other women in her field. She believes that women are being acknowledged more, but says men’s acceptance of females learning and achieving the same things as males is a challenge to overcome.

Dr Lavu encourages all women to pursue education opportunities and prove that women can do anything.

“When you are well educated, you are respected in the community.”

Listen to more on Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat.

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