Parkop calls on men to join GBV protest

Gender-based violence affects everyone and not just women and children.

National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the male population to stand together with the womenfolk and join in the peaceful protest on Friday, December 16.

Parkop urged the men to come out in big numbers and support this cause.

He said gender-based violence is a development issue and an issue about men, the type of people they are and the type of value system they have.

Parkop also appealed to all women groups, non-government organisations, government departments, corporate companies and churches to turn up.

He called on the corporate companies, government agencies and departments to allow their staff to be part of the peaceful protest and contribute to making a statement against GBV.

The protest is a call for action for the Government to endorse the National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy 2016-25.

This is a collective voice from all women leaders, youths, civil society groups, churches and development partners in NCD and around PNG.

Quintina Naime