Goroka marches against GBV

Goroka town recently came alive with marching by some 800 women, men and youth, to show solidarity in the fight against gender-based violence.

The march was organised to show support for Papua New Guinea’s 20 Days of Human Rights Activism campaign.

Men, women and youth carried placards, posters and banners as they weaved their way from Goroka’s Mambu market to the town square, before assembling at the Young Christian Centre Hall.

Speakers highlighted the importance of a collaborative approach among like-minded organisations to end gender-based violence.

Program Manager of Eastern Highlands Family Voice, Jean Jano, said the march marked a new era for the Province, where NGOs and the churches are forming a stronger partnership to address violence against women and girls.

Jano said there must be equal opportunity and equal responsibility at all levels.

Importantly, men and women must respect and love one another, as the principles of Christianity teach.

Press release