Sanap Wantaim calls for partners

Youths from organisations throughout NCD today stood together to announce their collective vision for a new campaign in Port Moresby.

The campaign, “Sanap Wantaim” (Stand Together), seeks to bring men and women, boys and girls as allies and partners in making the city of Port Moresby safe for everyone.

The campaign is established to rally men and boys throughout the city to stand side by side with women and girls as partners and allies seeking to make the city safe for women and girls and inspire awareness and advocacy to action.

Present at the launch of “Sanap Wantain” campaign at the Jacksons International Airport VIP Lounge was newly appointed UN Women Youth Champion, Jay Liesi; the PNG U-20 Women’s National Team, NCDC Governor Powes Parkop, UN Women PNG Country Director Jeffery Buchanan.

Hip Hop Artist and Youth Champion, Jay Liesi said he is truly humbled to have been given this honour as a Youth Champion to make Port Moresby safe for women and girls.

“The chance to make a real difference in my native country of PNG is something I take very seriously and feel deeply personal about it,” says Jay.

NCDC Governor Powes Parkop says peace is indispensable to the well-being and prosperity of our nation at a personal and community level.

“Womens rights are human rights adding that to be free of violence, fear and harassment is a constitutional right for all.”

Parkop added that the core message of this campaign is that we are all responsible for making this city safe and that we should all take action today to bring back peace into our city, in our streets, in our homes and in our country.

UN Women PNG Country Director, Dr. Jeffery Buchanan is calling on the city of Port Moresby to join and that everyone should embrace the rights of women and girls to claim this city as their own.

“When the city will be safe for women and girls, it will be great for everyone.”

Annette Kora