3.2.3 Bride Price: A Gender Issue and an Obstacle to Papua New Guinea's Development and Security
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Fri Feb 12, 2021
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The bride price system is a common cultural practise here in Papua New Guinea where the man and his family pays for the bride. This practise today has lost its importance and women are now seen as commodities and not as a human, are regarded as unequal to men, and are considered inferiors. Above all this practise is the main cause of domestic violence here in PNG. That greatly affects individuals, families, communities and societies and the country as a whole in terms of the security, economic and social aspects. Hence this practise should be eliminated.

Minetta Kakarere Political Science, University of Papua New Guinea

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