Leadership for Women in Papua New Guinea
The involvement of the Australian Grail in Papua New Guinea began with one Grail woman working as a lay missionary in Wewak in the late 1950s.
Through the 1970s when the Grail organised a series of Pacific Summer Schools for young people in the Pacific Island nations, a number of young PNG women began asking for the Grail in their country.
Groups formed and were helped to develop by a number of Australian Grail members. The Grail is now in five provinces of Papua New Guinea. Over the years, Grail women in both countries have formed strong friendships with one another and continue to collaborate in programs of leadership development, deepening spirituality and specific training. Grail women in PNG who have undertaken the Training for Transformation program use their skills to educate local communities about HIV/AIDS and to empower women living in situations of domestic violence.