A black cloud has been cast over paradise, in tropical oasis that is Papua New Guinea women face violence, poverty and subservience even as they are working for their families and communities. In remote tribal villages and towns, they tend the gardens, looking after the children, pigs and households in a patriarchal society where they get little say and even less thanks. Fortunately, there is a new breed of women striking out against the status quo and generations of cultural law to build a new PNG. Given the smallest opportunities to improve their lot, these women are gathering whole communities under their wing and making inroads against ingrained oppressions.
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