Police warn parents to be more vigilant

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou says that there were a number of sexual offences reported during the Christmas and Boxing Day period.

Superintendent N’Dranou said there have been continuous reports of sexual abuse of minors and futher called on parents to keep a close eye on their children, especially girls.

“I urge parents to continue to look after their children properly to suppress and prevent attacks on young children.”

He adds that such cases are becoming prevalent for young people in NCD.

Harsh parenting reduced

The Parenting for Child Development program was jointly created by UNICEF, the Menzies school of Health Research and Catholic Archdiocese Madang, Hagen and Kundiawa.

The program aims to increase parents’ awareness of child development, reduce use of harsh discipline against children and improve family relationships.

It is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program, and tested in 10 communities in Western Highlands and Madang Province.

(Picture: Brett Davis Flickr/CC license)

Look after our girls, Manus PPC appeals to parents

This follows another arrest of a refugee today over allegations of sexual assault.

PPC Yapu called on parents not to allow their daughters to come into town and be lured by refugee for money and other items.

He issued the call today after 28 year-old Muhammad Hussain of Pakistan was formally arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl on Friday, March 3 at the Kohai Lodge, at Ward 2 in Lorengau town.

Yapu said the victim is only 10 yrs old what the refugee has done to her is unrespectable and a disgrace to the community and society.