Department of Community Development

Workshop on women’s Act underway

The event is hosted by the National Council of Women, in partnership with the Department of Community Development and the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission.

The five-day consultative workshop, expected to end on Friday, is hosting discussions on the establishment of proper administrative structures, identifying inclusive NCW regulations and a five-year strategic plan.

In accordance with the theme: “Empowering and transforming NCWs at all levels”, NCW Treasurer Jane Kenni told Loop PNG that the event aims to provide basis for the women’s act.

Church leader calls for more data collection training for PLWD

This follows the success of the recent data collection workshop for PLWD that was carried out at Babaka by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion (DoCDYR).

The two day workshop, from October 13-14, was aimed at collecting data for PLWD based on their needs and services.

“As the Convention of Rights for Disable Persons states, PNG must promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities.”

Data collection training for PLWD

The workshop involved over 10 participants and was carried out by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion (DoCDYR) from October 13-14.

The two day workshop was specifically for district officers in the province particularly the Local Level Government officers, community development and the planners.

The training was on data collection for PLWD and an induction on the National Disability Policy.

The aim of the workshop was to look at collecting data for PLWD based on their needs in terms of services.

‘The rehab centre belongs to people with disabilities’

The rehabilitation centre at Hohola has become the subject of a legal battle between the children of the late outspoken disability leader, Brown, whose elder brother Daniel and other siblings have reportedly taken over his estate.

Tole Wia and Benson Tegia are two persons living with disability who have had access to the centre for years. They cannot now because Daniel has taken over the facility, they claim.