Exchange: Papua new Guinea

Social Focus: Gender Equality
Artist: Kendal Henry

Exchange: Papua new Guinea

Social Focus: Gender Equality
Artist: Kendal Henry

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.

Community Projects

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YU YET Center

YU YET Center

Facilitating empowerment and healing for young people through creative arts and yoga YU YET Center is Allan Mogerema's holistic approach to...

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The Latest from Papua New Guinea

A Week Later…

“I divorced my husband because he was married to other women,” proclaimed a woman in a matter-of-fact way in what was the very last workshop of the very last day of the PNG Women’s Forum. That statement was both a declaration of her independence and confirmation that...

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So Far The Journey…

“Smoking in the lavatories and chewing betel nuts are strictly prohibited,” was what I heard over the PA system as Kate, the program manager for the American Arts Incubator and I took our seats on the Air Niugini flight in Sydney. That’s when I knew that Papua New...

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U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby — Papua New Guinea

U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby — Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby, Papua-Nová Guinea
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby, Papua-Nová Guinea

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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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. 

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