Papua New Guinea

STAND WITH US –STOP VIOLENCE. EM KOMUNITI BLO YUMI NA WOK BLO YUMI

Organisations across Tonga have come together to raise awareness of causes and consequences of all forms of gender-based violence, and the urgent need for action to help end the violence once and for all. Below you’ll find a list of events and activities taking place across the country during the campaign. We have done our best to collect as many of them as possible, but it is by no means exhaustive. Unless otherwise indicated, all these events and activities are FREE.

New events and details are being added all the time, so please check back regularly before and during the campaign.

A father makes a commitment in front of his daughter to stand up and speak out against all forms of violence against women during 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence campaign, Papua New Guinea, 2014. Credit: Eastern Highlands Family Voice.

A father makes a commitment in front of his daughter to stand up and speak out against all forms of violence against women during 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence campaign, Papua New Guinea, 2014. Credit: Eastern Highlands Family Voice.

FRIDAY 20 NOVEMBER – Universal Children’s Day

Poster competition
Bena-Bena Secondary School, Goroka
Open to Grades 9 and 11
Topics: Women’s rights and gender equality; the importance of girl education; LGBTQI rights.

TUESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Live radio discussion by male champions for ending violence against women and girls
Buka

WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Men and boys in action – solidarity march
Buka

Official celebrations
Daulo District Headquarters
Showcasing survivors life skills programme

FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER

Male Advocates silent march
Eastern Highlands Family Voice
Goroka
In an effort to amplify their voices against violence and abuse of women and girls, the men will walk through town wearing orange shirts with faces painted as symbolic gesture of apology and respect, as well as making commitments to do their part to stop all forms of violence against women and girls

THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER – World Human Rights Day

Media awards recognising excellence in reporting on HIV and gender-based violence
UN Women & UNAIDS
Port Moresby