Women, Urban Life and Safe Cities: Conversations with Elizabeth Cox and Yvonne Underhill-Sem

Elizabeth Cox
Yvonne Underhill-Sem

The challenges faced by women in the urban Pacific are often overlooked in development debates for three key reasons: because the scale of urbanization in the Pacific is dwarfed by the numbers in other developing regions, because women in the Pacific rarely have a voice in public debates and because issues of urbanization are seldom debated from a critical feminist perspective. Yet scale has no monopoly on tragedy, marginalized voices are gaining strength globally and critical feminist perspectives are making a difference in global policy arenas. This is a conversation between myself and Elizabeth Cox, a long-standing feminist social activist. Both of us have lived for long periods of time in the largest city in the Pacific, Port Moresby, and in this conversation we talk about the challenges faced by women in urban Papua New Guinea (PNG) and a new initiative to address some of them.

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Submitted by Toksave
March 21, 2021
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