Targeting the grassroots level

Information does not always go down to the grassroots level, says Bronwyn Kili, team leader for Behavioural Change Campaign, UN Women.

With an aim to target this population, UN Women together with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) hosted a free mini concert yesterday, in collaboration with the Sanap Wantaim Youth.

The public concert was used as a platform to push the message that every person has a role to uphold human rights in the country.

“…to find out what these rights are, what they mean to us and to bring change to the country. A lot of issues we face today are linked to human rights violation, especially violence against women, which we advocate against,” she said. 

Local artists were involved to attract more people – a tactic which proved useful.

Kili said the crowd was more than expected – a good outcome – to end the 20 days of activism in the country.

Kili stressed that more work is still needed in making Port Moresby a safer city.

“Changing mindsets and behaviour is not something that will change overnight. We’re calling on all our citizens in PNG to join us, to use their talents or gifts, to creating change in PNG,” she said. 

Gloria Bauai