GBV

‘What legacy are we leaving behind for our children?’

They are Pym Mamindi and Pinjiki Wak from the Western Highlands Province.

“Why are our grown men allowing unproven, backward thinking mentality hold us back from going forward as a people. It is so easy to pick on the vulnerable women and children in our communities to channel our insecurities and fears, but what sort of a legacy are we leaving for our children and theirs to come?” asked Pinjiki Wak in disbelief.

Police will not tolerate domestic violence: N’Dranou

Police recently confirmed cases of sexual harassment at the work place and domestic violence on female victims.

The first case took place two weeks ago on a Thursday at Harness Energy at Napanapa which saw the case being reported to the Town Police station.

NCD Police Boss, Perou N’Dranou confirmed the report with the Town police station commander who said that the suspect was formerly employed by Harness Energy but has now been terminated after the domestic violence incident.

He was arrested and later released on bail last week.

British film crew captures GBV agenda in Pom

Cole and his crew, Luke Jacobs (Director of Photography), Thomas McMahon (Camera Assistant) and Nicholas Jon Davie (Sound Recordist) were in Port Moresby for a 10-day video shoot with the women and child rights organisation, Equal Playing Field.

The film crew were focused on understanding some of the drivers of gender-based violence in Port Moresby’s urban communities.

GBV agenda hits parliament

The East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, made references to the recent pack rape of six female students, the attempted kidnapping of a female media person and the torture case of a six year old girl.

Governor Bird spoke about outstanding cases of abuse and violence perpetrated towards women in the country.

The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill in response said that this is an important agenda given that the large majority of our population are equally concerned.

CIMC applauds Govt on budget allocations towards social issues

This allocation will include K10 million to Sorcery awareness and K10 Million to gender-based violence.

“I commend and thank the Prime Minister and the NEC, including the Minister of Department of National Planning and Monitoring for hearing our cries.

“It’s long overdue and I urge the responsible implementing agencies to continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and effectively deliver on outcome”, said Yakam.

Yakam also praised the reported focus on funding targeted at gender equality as this is fundamental in overcoming violence against women.

Minister urges women to report GBV incidences

He made this call while opening the launching of the Inap Nau campaign in Port Moresby. The campaign was aimed at reducing violence against women and girls in Papua New Guinea.

‘Many women are not prepared to report these incidences in many of our communities, so upla ol meri tu yupla gat bikpla asua (because of this you women are also at fault).

Change starts at home

He is one artist, putting his hand up to push the campaign of ending violence.

dAdiiigii says that the path to a country free of violence, beings in every home.

And it is the responsibility of the head of the house.

“It lies with the father of the house - how you treat your wife, children. It rubs off on the children.

“A child’s brain is like sponge that absorbs everything. They grow up, practicing what they see in their homes,” he said.

dAdiiigii said over the years, the practice has been accepted as part of the culture.

dAdiigii makes stand against GBV

He made a personal stand against violence on Sunday during the Walk for Life dedicated to the campaign against violence.

In an interview with Loop PNG, he said more artists should be involved in this, to emphasise the message with their audience.

“Artists are role model to children. They spend time listening and talking about music. If artists become involved, the message to end violence becomes a topic for the children as well,” he said.

He also called on event and campaign organisers to involve artists as well as sportsmen/women. 

VIDEO: Basketball on GBV

The innovative program, which forms part of the Federation's Hoops for Health community engagement, is designed to address gender based violence and promote health and well-being through basketball.

 

Sophie Yaruso with more 

 

Addressing violence is everyone’s business: Anna Solomon

Solomon questioned that if we don’t address violence, then who will?

Solomon said at the launch of the National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) 2016-2025 that GBV affects the country as a whole.

Solomon said that GBV undermines the safety, dignity and human rights of individuals who experience violence.

“Violence significantly hinders the ability of individuals to fully participate in and contribute to their communities and the country both economically, politically and socially.