Connecting communities for women’s rights
For four weeks starting in March 2015 Kendal Henry was in Papua New Guinea working with the local community to facilitate a series of public art projects that focused on the hot-button topic of gender equity in PNG. His visit began with the Women’s Forum, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby. Next, he led a multi-day workshop that resulted in four community-driven projects as well as his own interactive digital media art project. Both the University of PNG and the YWCA partnered with American Arts Incubator to host and support these initiatives.
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Each evening as I wind down here in the Bay Area, my partners in Nepal begin their work day. Though worlds apart, we have been in such close contact online that I feel a part of me is already there. In just three weeks, the rest of me will catch up, and I will be...read more
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby — Papua New Guinea
About Our Host Partner, University of Papua New Guinea – MIAC and YWCA of Papua New Guinea
The Melanesian Institute of Arts and Communication fosters learning to promote excellence in Arts and Communication. The World YWCA is a global network of women leading social and economic change.