Highlands public servants come together for equity and inclusion

Public servants from three highlands provinces came together at the start of October to work towards improved gender equity and social inclusion outcomes.

The 47 participants from Jiwaka, Simbu and Western Highlands were the latest to benefit from the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Policy Implementation Planning Sessions.

The sessions are rolled out at the provincial level by the Department of Personnel Management and supported by the Australian Government.

The sessions communicate the principles and values of gender equity and social inclusion and provide guidance on how they can be applied to work and community life to provide a level playing field for all Papua New Guineans.

More than 476 public servants, including 153 women and 323 men, have benefitted from the GESI Policy Implementation Planning Sessions since 2016.

Upcoming sessions will strengthen inclusivity and equity in Madang, Enga and East Sepik provinces.