This follows the recent launch at Waigani Central in Port Moresby.
The Digicel Foundation team set up an information booth along with their partners, where residents gathered to find out more about the Men of Honour campaign as well as the role of their partner organisations.
Head of programs for Digicel Foundation, Valda Kereu, outlined that nominations for outstanding men who do extraordinary work in the communities opened in November and will close on February 3rd, 2023.
“We’re opening this up for the general public to nominate anybody that they have seen in their community that’s done good work and has really shown leadership in pushing out violence against women and children,” she said.
Kereu highlighted some of the characteristics to consider when nominating a candidate, which include men who act with compassion, value diversity and inclusion, challenge adversity and social inequality and foster hope in people’s lives.
“The key criteria for nominating a man of honour include men who are actively involved in an area of peace building for more than three years. They can be a pastor, a counsellor or a village court person.
“Those people nominating them must also state clearly how this individual has demonstrated work against violence and this person has to have good standing in the community.”
In support of the event, Digicel Foundation launched a range of Men of Honour t-shirts in partnership with Jack’s of PNG.
The foundation said these shirts are a form of statement against all types of violence, and by wearing one, you advocate as a ‘Man of Honour’ for safe and peaceful communities.
The application form can be accessed via the Digicel Foundation website.