Carey Wagner's Blogs

  • Dame Carol Kidu Retires

    Dame Carol Kidu, former Leader of the Opposition for Papua New Guinea, in Port Moresby on April 4, 2012. Photo: Carey Wagner When I met Dame Carol Kidu while covering gender based violence in Papua New Guinea, one of the first things she told me was, “I don’t want to go down in history as being like I was labeled in a newspaper article.” They had called her a women’s advocate. She argued, “Yes, I have taken up many women’s issues, but I would rather say that I’m just concerned about people and human rights for all people.” But, shortly after I walked in her Parliament office door, a group of women walked out. One said she sought Dame Carol’s advice on how to be a leader in politics. The Parliament seats were...

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