Women to protest violence, police brutality

The group called Women Arise around the Nation is to stage a protest on violence against women and police brutality towards women

The protest follows the latest video showing police forcing a woman to swallow a condom and police urinating on her last month in Port Moresby.

It has prompted women leaders around the country and the Women Arise group to plan a peaceful protest.

There is a current working group formed who have raised concerns on social media sites and will be meeting this week in Port Moresby to set dates and appoint regional coordinators to take the lead.

With the video going out internationally and posted on several Facebook groups such as Garamut, PNG News page ands, there is a public outcry to see those officers responsible be brought to justice.

The Women Arise leaders call on all Papua New Guineans to show solidarity and unite with them as they take this protest forward.

Invitations are going out to all 3 women MPs to support their call.

More updates will be posted through the Loop PNG news.

Dianne Mirio