Gore calls for collaborative efforts to eradicate gender-based violence

The eradication of gender-based violence (GBV) will require long-term and sustained efforts, says Minister for Community Development and Religion Delilah Gore.

Gore said following the launch of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to GBV 2016-2025 on Friday, March 24 that only through collaborative efforts can Papua New Guinea achieve this result.

Gore highlighted that every one, as individuals and as leaders must commit to zero tolerance towards GBV.

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.

“As the leading government department I will ensure that adequate resources will be committed to implement the strategy.

“Our PNG Development Strategy Plan 2010-2030 already reflects the SDG indicator for zero tolerance towards GBV.

“The National Strategy will provide the instrument with which to achieve this important landmark,” Gore said.

Gore added that in rolling out the strategy, it will be vital for all relevant departments to carry out their relevant parts, as per their respective mandates.

These include health, justice and attorney general, planning and monitoring, police, provincial and local level government, personnel management, education, finance and treasury and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Quintina Naime