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Parkop calls for effective implementation of GBV Strategy

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.

Parkop said NCD has taken the lead in working with stakeholders including the Family and Sexual Violence Committee to help survivors of GBV.

He said wonderful work has been done so far but sadly more needs to be done to reduce the level of prevalence of GBV.

GBV Strategy clarifies role for development partners

Australian High Commission Counsellor, Susan Ferguson says the strategy will clarify their role and what Australia can do to continue to provide support to the government to eradicate GBV.

Ferguson said the strategy also identifies the many different ways that they can work together in partnership across the different sectors to provide support services for survivors of violence.

Ferguson acknowledged the incredible work happening in PNG to address GBV.

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Calls for collaborative efforts to eradicate gender-based violence

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

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Gore calls for collaborative efforts to eradicate gender-based violence

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.

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PNGDF Unit marks 21st anniversary

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The Papua New Guinea Defence Force Long Range Reconnaissance Unit (LRRU) today held an open day at the PNGDF Goldie Depot to celebrate its 21st anniversary.

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DfCDR plays key role in coordinating 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.

Self-defense classes for females

The Moresby Betting Shop, in conjunction with the Rapopo Beach Resort and the Sanctuary Hotel, will be providing self-defense classes to interested groups of females.

Classes will integrate fitness and self-defense classes with the main aim of educating women on how to respond physically and mentally when they are confronted in times of danger. 

“Gender-based violence is a big issue in our society and is something that needs to be addressed collectively,” says Jamie Pang of the Moresby Betting Shop.

Behavioural change can help address gender violence

Parkop, who is a strong advocate for GBV, says PNG needs to work on behavioral change which is totally lacking.

He explained that behavioral change is the component where the perpetrators receive help to change.

 “We are only dealing with the survivors providing care, counseling, medical and legal aid however we also have to deal with the perpetrators.

“Dealing with the perpetrators and changing their behavior is the missing component which I hope the implementation plan will take on big time,” Parkop said.

National GBV strategy to be launched in February

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.

The GBV Strategy was endorsed by the National Executive Council on December 15.

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Delilah Gore said the strategy does not reinvent structures and processes.

The GBV strategy builds on existing interventions at national and sub-national level to secure government ownership and a stronger focus on coordination and monitoring for quality.

Men urged to start respecting women

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop called on men, during the recent gender-based violence protest, to change their behaviour and mentality towards women.

Parkop urged them to start appreciating women and see them as partners in the family, community and society.

“More importantly, see them as human beings having equal human rights and that women’s right is also their human right,” Parkop stated.

“We all created the problem of gender-based violence and contribute to it so we all must take action.”