Mercy Masta

Mercy's doctoral research is investigating the changes in masculinity and gender based violence in the Pacific region.

Mercy‘s PhD research looks at understanding men’s attitudes to changes in masculinity and how this impacts gender based violence in the Pacific region. She has worked in the development aid sector for over eight years in Papua New Guinea, particularly in the areas of youth and adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights, health infrastructure, gender equality and gender based violence. She has expertise in program and policy development and management, and stakeholder or partnership management. She is the co-founder of a youth-led organization and seats on the board of two nationally based organizations in Papua New Guinea.

Mercy has a Masters Degree in Development and Gender Studies from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Papua New Guinea.

Expert commentary on...

gender based violence and equality, youth and adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights.