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Against the warnings of rape and brutality towards women and a "primitive" lifestyle, Inez Baranay went to Enga, a remote province in Papua New Guinea, to work as a volunteer for two years. She was to work with the Provincial Women's Council, as an advisor to the government on women's affairs, and set up educational programs for women. Her enthusiasm and warmth quickly endeared her to many locals, and she found herself drawn to the immense beauty of the highlands of Papua New Guinea. But pitted against her were ...
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Against the warnings of rape and brutality towards women and a "primitive" lifestyle, Inez Baranay went to Enga, a remote province in Papua New Guinea, to work as a volunteer for two years. She was to work with the Provincial Women's Council, as an advisor to the government on women's affairs, and set up educational programs for women. Her enthusiasm and warmth quickly endeared her to many locals, and she found herself drawn to the immense beauty of the highlands of Papua New Guinea. But pitted against her were an unfamiliar culture given to the systematic unfair treatment of women, individuals who were hostile and suspicious, and the threat of crime and violence from Raskal gangs. There seemed to be no need for a volunteer in Enga. "The women here didn't want me to do anything...if they didn't want help, what was I doing here?..."
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  • ISBN-13: 9780207183713
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Pages: 240

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