PNG in denial for too long: Parkop

The prevalence of violence, especially gender-based violence (GBV) in the country, has become an emergency.

National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, says this following the frequency of the issue and the horrific states reported.

The country has been in denial for too long, he continues.

As a wakeup call, the Walk for Life today was used as a campaign against violence.

Governor Parkop believes everyone should stand up against this.

“By remaining silent, being indifferent, not taking action, being in denial, we are risking our economy, the quality of life of our people. We need to stand up and make a difference.”

Parkop will be launching the 16 days of activism against violence for human rights in the city on November 12.

Over the period, different campaigns will take place, particularly in terms of women and girls and children.

November 10 is the International Women Rights Day.

Governor Parkop is calling on everyone to join in on making a statement.

(Pom residents after the GBV march today)

Gloria Bauai