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Emma Minimbi, a woman with a medium deep skin tone, holds a closed lip smile as she stares into the camera. Her headshot is grayscale. She has a braided bun and is wearing a black and white polka dot top. The background is a blue and yellow half circle.

Emma Minimbi

Leaders Asia-Pacific 2023


Lawyer and Pro Bono Consultant, Ashurst PNG


Papua New Guinea



Emma Minimbi is a lawyer and pro bono consultant with Ashurst PNG. She also practices law at Dowa & Piam Lawyers based in the Western Highlands Province. Emma leverages the law to work towards eradicating gender-based violence, sorcery accusation-related violence, and other forms of violence against women and girls in Papua New Guinea. Emma is also a public officer and chairperson of Roni Pingrui Community Development Association, an organization working to eliminate violence against women and provide equal opportunity for women and girls in Kintau Village and Wurup in Jiwaka Province. Emma aspires to establish a working National Human Rights Institution in Papua New Guinea for the long-term development of gender equality and human rights, with an inclusive focus on rural Papua New Guineans. She is driven by the belief that every woman and girl has a right to be free from gender-based violence, and that it can be achieved through the access to education and economic empowerment opportunities in a patrilineal society.