gender-based violence

Parkop to launch 16 days of activism

This is activism against violence and to promote gender equality and human rights in the nation’s capital.

This is not new, he said.

The initiative is that of the United Nation, which sees non-government organisations (NGO) working together to choose a time in the year to push that idea.

For this year, Governor Parkop says it will coincide with the children’s day and human rights day. But he hopes this year’s program will be elevated to another level.

Plan aims to tackle gender-based violence

According to statistics, two thirds of Papua New Guinea’s female population have experienced some kind of gender-based violence in their lifetime.

Stakeholders partnering with the government have come up with a strategic framework which can identify platforms and avenues to minimise, if not eradicate, gender-based violence in the country.

United Nations Population Fund representative Koffi Koume, during a recent gathering, highlighted the need for a framework strategic approach that can ensure that this dire issue is addressed.

New GBV awareness approach

Led by the Theatre Arts students, the creative group is raising awareness on GBV through arts.

Body Art Spectacle is their latest project and the biggest production the students will be staging in November 23.

It will be a night of art featuring painting and art, music and dance, but with a bigger statement on GBV.

This is a first-of-its-kind event for the strand, according to talent coordinator, Ellen Mesibere.

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

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

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.