Sanap wantaim Campaign goes to Koki

In the light of the 20 Days of Human Rights Activism, the Sanap Wantaim Campaign youths were at Koki Market on Tuesday to advocate for a safer city for all to live.

With the theme; ‘Leave no one behind- together for Justice’, the event aimed to engage communities within the city to stand up for a new normal of interacting with each other in a loving and peaceful community for all.

The wider community of Koki and the general public who gathered at the event were given an exciting and well-informed awareness program, encouraging everyone to stop the violence within our communities.

The program included performances, quizzes, video screening, speeches and pledges. The public were also  given the opportunity to speak out on what they thought is violence and what should be done to stop it from escalating within our communities.

During the quiz program, children and men spoke out to respect women. To stop rape, harassment, stealing, intimidation and pick pocketing.

The program was facilitated by UN Women. UN women Rep Christine Cheong said the event is part of the 16 days global active campaign that is concentrated on the different areas of human rights one of which is ending violence against women.

Ann Harry from Gulf who has been a Port Moresby resident all her life said because of such programs as this, she as seen a change in the attitude of boys and men towards women and girls.

Jemimah Sukbat