MeriSeif program 2016

Men urged to take lead to end violence

UN under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, made this call today during the launch of a new PMV bus under the MeriSeif program at Gerehu. 

The bus is exclusively for women and children provided as part of UN Women’s ‘Safe Public Transport for Women and Children Program’.

The buses provide a safe public transport for women and a space to discuss issues affecting their safety and mobility.

Mlambo-Ngcuka said the men in our communities need to know that they must take lead to end violence against women.

MeriSeif program launches third bus

The launching also commemorated the Sanap Wantaim program, a campaign against violence that has been running in the National Capital District (NCD) for the past three months.

The MeriSeif program is an initiative of the Ginigoada Bisnis Development Foundation in partnership with United Nations Women.

This partnership aims to expand the Port Moresby: Safe City Free of Violence against Women and Girls program, to include safe public transport.