K112 million to implement 10-year GBV strategy

The Government and partners involved in addressing gender-based violence in PNG will be forking out K112 million to implement the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to GBV 2016-2025.

Secretary for Community Development Anna Solomon clarified that the strategy is a 10-year plan and the budget request for that period is about K112 million. 

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

It takes into account all forms of violence committed on the basis of gender.

Solomon explained that the budget is not a specific short term budget but a long term one.

“The GBV strategy is really focused on the existing interventions, what’s already happening and how to coordinate better,” she explained.

“The budget will come from the Government together with partners, including NGOs and international agencies looking at how we all can address GBV over the 10-year period.”

The strategy was endorsed by the National Executive Council on December 15 and will be officially launched in February 2017.

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Quintina Naime