New documentary highlights the power of PNG women through rugby league

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Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.  Indeed, no women sit in the country's Parliament, and more than two-thirds of all women in Papua New Guinea have suffered violence or rape at the hands of a partner.  But there are efforts underway to challenge this dominance, starting by enabling women's participation in rugby league.  A new documentary screening in Australia at the moment follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia.  It's called Power Meri, or Power Women.

Papua New Guinea is one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.

Indeed, no women sit in the country's Parliament, and more than two-thirds of all women in Papua New Guinea have suffered violence or rape at the hands of a partner.

But there are efforts underway to challenge this dominance, starting by enabling women's participation in rugby league.

A new documentary screening in Australia at the moment follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia.

It's called Power Meri, or Power Women.