We strongly believe in the power of sport to effect social change. We also believe in evidence-based approaches to social engagement. ​Our programs target specific outcomes and involve ongoing monitoring and evaluation to determine whether these outcomes are achieved.

Grass Skirt Project (GSP) is a pioneering social impact organization dedicated to addressing and combating gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Our organization utilizes the transformative power of sport to empower individuals, challenge societal norms, and build resilient communities. We are committed to creating a future where everyone can live free from the fear of violence and discrimination.

At GSP, we believe that sport has the potential to drive profound social change. Through our innovative programs and initiatives, we aim to break the cycle of violence and promote gender equity. Our multifaceted approach integrates gender-inclusive sports programs with groundbreaking research initiatives, fostering a holistic and sustainable impact.
Our flagship programs include:

The Hevea Cup & Wellness Expo: The Hevea Cup & Wellness Expo promotes sports participation and educates communities about major health issues. By using sports as a platform, we empower individuals and improve social outcomes while addressing key health concerns.

Gymbox: Gymbox focuses on physical and mental well-being, providing a safe space for individuals to engage in fitness activities, develop leadership skills, and create positive change within themselves and their communities.

10 Million Strong Leadership Program: The 10 Million Strong Leadership Program is designed to nurture essential life skills, including open communication, problem-solving, decision-making, emotional intelligence, and accountability. By empowering youth and fostering their development, we aim to create a new generation of leaders committed to driving social change.

Through our work, we have made a significant social impact. We have empowered thousands of individuals, raised awareness about gender-based violence, challenged harmful attitudes and beliefs, and contributed to improved health outcomes and increased gender equity.

Join us in our mission to create a world where everyone can live with dignity, respect, and equality. Together, we can transform lives, build inclusive communities, and inspire lasting change.

“Like sports, art in Papua New Guinea is a powerful way to deliver key messages that go beyond ​language, age, gender, race and religion, ​touching on one of our most diverse cultural offerings.”
- Ryan Pini, MBE, OL 4 x PNG Olympic Swimmer

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