DfCDR plays key role in coordinating GBV Strategy

The Department for Community Development and Religion (DfCDR) will play a key role in coordinating the implementation of the National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy.

The National Strategy to prevent and Respond to GBV 2016-2025 was officially launched by Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Delilah Gore on Friday, March 24 in Port Moresby.

The strategy aims to strengthen the work on GBV in order to achieve zero-tolerance towards GBV by 2025 and as per PNG Vision 2050.

Secretary for Community Development and Religion, Anna Solomon said the department will ensure all mechanisms and processes are established to coordinate quality implementation of this strategy.

Solomon said that the strategy requires team work to make zero tolerance towards violence in reality.

“The strategy calls for strong government commitment and leadership, by way of establishing a high-level ministerial committee on GBV.

“It also calls for a National Advisory Committee establish in the department,” she said.

Solomon added that the department is looking forward to working with all partners on the National GBV Strategy. 

Quintina Naime