Papua New Guinea rural women demand stronger role in economy

Commission on the Status of Women meeting

Tribal wars are forcing families in the highlands of Papua New Guinea out of their homes. Not only are these families being separated in the conflicts, but women and girls are being exposed to violence.

Voice for Change, a non-governmental organization, is trying to create a safe environment for these displaced women through mediation. It's also helping to empower rural women and advance their rights.

Lilly Be'Soer Kolts is the founder. This year, she successfully coordinated a peace reconciliation to resettle 500 internally displaced families.

At the UN annual debate on the status of women Ms. Kolts shared details of her life with Jocelyne Sambira.

Duration: 3'47''

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