Women and girls don't live as isolated beings. They live as part of families and communities. To educate girls in a way that does not fit them for their society or in a way that does not respect their dignity and rights in their own cultural context is a disservice to them.
Comment: AIDS Holistics has always promoted the rights and responsibilities of men, women, boys and girls within families and communities. We have always been opposed by foreign advisors who wanted to talk only of rights of women and girls together with violence of men..
We would tell foreign advisors that there is no use in telling women they have rights without telling the men too. Both have responsibilities. Many modern women now want to go out boozing, gambling and ignoring family. Then the trouble starts.
We applaud the words of Dame Carol above. There are no winners or losers. We all win if men and women come to respect and support one another.
Foreign advisors wanted the Melanesian family to be dismantled so that women and girls could be individuals in the western mode.
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