NCDC and UN Women to highlight Sanap Wantaim Campaign

​One of the major challenges in efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is always funding shortfall.

As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking.

UN Women and NCDC in a collaborative effort to honor the International Day to end Violence Against Women and Girls will sign orange hand pledges to make Port Moresby safe for Women and Girls.

On November 25, as part of the International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, Governor Powes Parkop and Dr. Jeffery Buchanan, UN Women Country Director will lead a walk of youth and civil society organisations.

Business leaders and PNG celebrities from the Wardstrip School to the steps of Parliament House  to present to  Prime Minister Peter O’Neill  with the promises of the people of Port Moresby to make it a safe city for women and girls.


The schedule for the day is at 9am: Meet at Wardstrip School (please dress in orange and bring your signed orange hands)
10am: Depart from Wardstrip School to walk with 200 school children to the Parliament Haus led by Governor  Parkop and Dr  Buchanan, Country Director UN Women
10:30: Ceremony at Parliament  to present pledges to the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
• Placement of orange hands with pledges on flags
• Speeches
• Youth presentation
• Presentation to the Prime Minister of our pledges

In the weeks before the walk, people from across the city will be signing pledges of what they will do to make the city safe for women and girls.

Everyone is urged that before  November  25, to pick up orange hands for your organisation and teams at our office on 4th Floor of the United Church Building on Douglas Street and to host events with your organisation, office, church, family, friends, school classes or just sign one for yourself.

Over the next few weeks, the Sanap Wantaim Campaign team will be hosting a series of public events, which you are welcome to join us at:

November 21: 3pm to 4pm Gerehu Market
November 22: 9am to 10am City Hall
November 22: 3pm to 4pm Koki Market
November 23: 3pm to 4pm Gordons Market

These events are all part of the Sanap Wantain Campaign.

The campaign is directed towards achieving a common goal of making the public places of Port Moresby safe for women and girls.

Annette Kora