This is to promote the International Year of Indigenous Languages and advocate to end violence against women and girls.
Wurramara and Masani will participate in cultural identity workshops, mentoring high school students and youth in Port Moresby and Goroka. The workshops are an opportunity to highlight to young people the importance of preserving and promoting languages that form an important component of their cultural identity.
The two will also introduce the No Moa video at the PNG 2019 Human Rights Film Festival in Goroka. The video has been used as a campaign tool to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.
Wurramara visited PNG in July 2018 as part of the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations hosted by the Australian High Commission. During her visit, she teamed up with Masani and featured in the song No Moa, written by Masani.
The production of the No Moa track and video is supported by the Australian government as part of the ongoing campaign in PNG to end violence and discrimination against women and girls.
(Indigenous Australian singer, Emily Wurramara, right, and Papua New Guinea’s very own, Mereani Masani singing at a youth workshop last year)