Youths will gather support from residents

Representatives from youth organisations across the city will be visiting markets and other public places in Port Moresby this week.

This is to rally residents to sign orange hands that signify their promise to do their part to make the city safe for women and girls.

The youth-driven solidarity campaign, Sanap Wantaim, is co-funded by the Australian Government and National Capital District Commission (NCDC) and is part of the UN Safe cities program.

The aim is to bring together men and boys, women and girls, to make Port Moresby a safe city.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop says everyone has a role to play in making our city a safe city for women and girls.

“Each one of us every day can make our city and our lives better and worse,” says Parkop.

Governor Parkop challenged the general public on what can be done to make public places, transportation, streets, places of work and worship and homes a safe one.

“What is our promise? Together we can make Port Moresby the greatest city in the country.”

As a lead up to the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, the Sanap Wantaim campaign will be conducting rallies at the following locations and times;

Monday, November 21st – Bomana Prison and Gerehu market

Tuesday, November 22nd – City Hall and Koki market

Wednesday, November 23rd – Gordon Police Station and Gordon market

Friday, November 25th – Parliament House

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be commemorated on Friday, November 25th, at the National Parliament House.

(Picture: Walk & Yoga For Life PNG Facebook page)

Annette Kora