PSI aspires to be agent of change

Population Services International PNG aspires to be the change within the business community and Friday’s information sharing session is a testament to what they stand for in the space of advocating on violence against women and HIV.

In commemoration of the 20 Days Human Rights Activism, staff from PSI made it their responsibility to reach out to the employees of organisations that share the same office compound with PSI.

Country Director of PSI-PNG Curt von Boguslawski shared that ending violence is everyone’s responsibility and as a business community, it was important to connect, network and start conversations of ending the ill practice.

He added it is time attention is focused on deterring or stopping violence from happening through revised strategies and approaches, immediately referring to the soon-to-be launched SASA! Project, that will be piloted by PSI in NCD and West Sepik.

The uniquely designed SASA! Project aims to address a core driver of violence against women and HIV; the imbalance of power between men and women, girls and boys.

The audience interacted though a Question and Answer session and pledged their support to combat violence by stamping their hand print on the banner. Those living in the pilot intervention sites in Kaugere, Morata and Hanuabada also signed up to be community activists to drive SASA! Activities in their communities.

The information sharing session was attended by staff from Equal Playing Field, Applus Wokman and Rotarians Against Malaria, amongst others.

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