gender-based violence

80pc of women frequently abused by intimate partners

UN Women country representative, Dr. Jeffery Buchanan, said this while commending the government for endorsing the PNG National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence (2015-2025) in Parliament on December 15th.

He said it was a milestone achievement in efforts to tackle GBV, which remains a pandemic in the country.

Dr Buchanan said having a national strategic action plan in place to address this atrocity to women and girls was another step in the right direction.

Women in NCD celebrate GBV strategy endorsement

The National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence 2016-2025 was finally endorsed by the National Executive Council (NEC) on Wednesday, December 15.  

The endorsement was announcement by Minister for Religion, Youth and Community Development Delilah Gore to hundreds of women groups wearing orange coloured shirts at a peaceful protest.

The protest was organised by NCD Governor Powes Parkop and NCDC as a call for action for the Government to endorse the strategy.

NCD police support GBV protest

The protest will be led by women and youth leaders in Port Moresby and is a call for action for the Government to endorse the National Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy 2016-25.

NCD police boss Ben Turi said police officers will be taking care of roadblocks and control the traffic from the Waigani traffic light to Boroko traffic light.

The event will take place along Waigani Drive and protestors will be stationed at the section of the road that will be blocked off.

WHO and FSC unites to address gender-based violence

In conjunction with the 16 Days of Activism against G-B-V, the World Health Organisation (WHO) came together with the Port Moresby General Hospital’s Family Support Centre (FSC) to show their support to end gender-based violence.

Staff of WHO took the time to stand together in solidarity with c PMGH FSC to add voices to those against violence with the message “Gender-based violence is not inevitable and can be tackled”.

It’s on again - Pacific Fashion Festival 2016

Pacific Fashion Festival 2016 has been described as the spectacle of art, design and history translated into fashion and this year will bring 12 designers, 45 models and 84 looks.

It will be a “show not to be missed”, according to the organisers, who have notched it up higher, bringing the event to an exclusive venue, at The Edge, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.

Also, behind the PFF lies a higher purpose and vision.