“I … ‏‎The Voice-Bougainville.‎‏ تحتوي على ‏‏١٢٬٣٢٨‏ من الأعضاء‏. As Bougainville prepares for a referendum on independence, Australia must navigate a policy response that acknowledges the history of conflict and colonialism there, Bougainville nationalism, PNG sensitivities, the principles of the guiding Bougainville Peace Agreement and new geostrategic realities to help forge a lasting solution. As the people of Bougainville contemplate their future relationship with Papua New Guinea through the referendum, a small group of families who call themselves the Voices of Silent Bougainville are reviving their claims of compensation for losses suffered at the height of the tension, 30 years ago. The hat is not worn randomly, only in specific rituals. Autonomous Voice Blong Bougainville. CANBERRA, Australia, Sep 29 2020 (IPS) - Ishmael Toroama, a former revolutionary leader and fighter during the decade long civil war which engulfed the remote islands of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the 1990s, has been elected the autonomous region’s new President ahead of high-level talks about its political future. Hear Our Voice!’ The project has increased the confidence and leadership skills of young women through training in leadership, gender equality and human . This may be when young men, especially first born males, are taken high up in the mountain forests of Wakunai to be initiated into manhood. We have a name, and a voice, The Voice of Bougainville. In addition, Bougainville’s close ethnic ties and proximity to the Solomon Islands did not gel easily with being part of Papua New Guinea. 27 September 2019. Photo credit: Harjono Djoyobisono/IWDA. voice of over 1,000 Bougainvilleans living both in and outside Bougainville. Photos copyright Ben Bohane/Wakaphotos.com Former Chief Secretary to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), Monovi Amani, who is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the South Pacific, in Vanuatu said, Buagainville is well prepared to run its own affairs. By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Buka, Bougainville. Bougainville’s president John Momis has long been a towering figure in local politics. Bougainville was declared part of a newly independent Papua New Guinea in 1975. Papua New Guinea: Human Rights Violations on Bougainville 1989-1990, (London: Amnesty International Secretariat, 1990a); Marilyn Taleo Havini, A Compilation of … Bougainville Male Advocates: men from North Bougainville, engaged in drafting their regional pledge of commitments towards the safety and security of women and girls, supported by a WHRD. He began work as soon as a truce was brokered on the war-torn island that has been fighting for its independence. ‏‎Without freedom, no one really has a name. Radio Ples Lain is a mobile, community radio station that was launched in 2014 by the ABG with support from the governments of Australia and New Zealand through the Government Implementation Fund (GIF). Prior to this Bougainville had been, at various junctures, under German, British, Japanese and Australian control. Bougainville Voices was recorded in central Bougainville in 1998 by musicologist Justin Tonti-Filippini at the personal invitation of Bougainville's leaders. UPE is a traditional hat worn by boys especially in Terra and Rau Constituencies in the Wakunai area, Central Bougainville. 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