Human Rights Day

‘No More’

No More was released yesterday on Human Rights Day.

To mark its release, Masani made an appearance at the mini human rights concert in Port Moresby.

She was not performing alone. With her on stage was her newly-formed girl band, providing backup vocals and playing instruments.

She said this song is in memory of the countless victims of violence, particularly the female population in the country.

No More is a call to the male population to stand up and end violence against women.

Ol papa blo me weh? Ol brata yupla stap weh?

Upcoming young composers

Wilson JayBee Pulu and Nigel Tadu-One Bung are cousins who have been singing since they were very young.

The duo was approached by the Sanap Wantaim Youth to compose the theme song for the campaign.

Taking up the challenge, both combined their skills to come up with two songs, Youth Building Peace and Sanap Wantaim.

The two were engaged over the course of the period to perform these songs.

Proving to be PNG’s next up-and-coming artists with a positive purpose, the cousins have been putting up a good show.

Targeting the grassroots level

With an aim to target this population, UN Women together with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) hosted a free mini concert yesterday, in collaboration with the Sanap Wantaim Youth.

The public concert was used as a platform to push the message that every person has a role to uphold human rights in the country.

“…to find out what these rights are, what they mean to us and to bring change to the country. A lot of issues we face today are linked to human rights violation, especially violence against women, which we advocate against,” she said. 

POM human rights concert underway

The celebration is put together by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Women, together with the Sanap Wantaim Youth.

Human Rights Day and celebrations mark the end of the 20 days of activism, which ran through 20th Nov - 10 Dec.

The event today features entertainment by local youth, awareness on human rights and activities, including the participation of the public through question and answer segments.

It has attracted a small crowd, including children, men and women.

The concert will finish by 3pm this afternoon.

NCD should come to standstill on Dec 10!

December 10 is Human Rights Day, annually celebrated across the world.

Governor Parkop is calling on the public to recognise this and make a stand, particularly to end violence in the country.

“We have not seriously addressed this issue (violence) in the past and I think the consequences are there for us to see, it’s affecting the economy, investment and the quality of life,” he said.

Today is Human Rights Day

Today is your day.

December 10 is observed every year as the international Human Rights Day.

It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe December 10 each year as Human Rights Day.

This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights!