Listen to the audio recordings of Rosie Batty and Papua New Guinean panelists speaking at the PNG University of Technology in Lae and the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.
Femili PNG had the pleasure of hosting Rosie Batty, the 2015 Australian of the Year, in Papua New Guinea from 24 to 28 April 2017. While in PNG, Rosie visited Lae and Port Moresby and met with survivors of violence, Femili PNG staff and family and sexual violence service providers.
A team of eighteen people ran in the Canberra Marathon raising a total of A$20,035 for Femili PNG! Thank you to our runners, and to the scores of people who made donations, helping us reach our fundraising target of A$20,000. Read the Canberra Times article here.
Femili PNG and the Oil Search Foundation (the Foundation) have entered into a partnership to strengthen referral systems in Hela province to respond to Gender Based Violence.
On 8 February 2017 Femili PNG launched an official partnership with the PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW). BCFW provides tools and resources for its member businesses to help drive women’s economic participation and promote gender equality. Through this partnership BCFW and Femili PNG hope to make the support services offered by Femili PNG accessible to more working women and men in Lae, in particular those employed by BCFW member companies, and to increase the reach and scope of services offered by Femili PNG to anyone in the Lae community who is impacted by family and sexual violence.
Attending training is an opportunity for an individual to learn new things and also to unlearn the things that they are used to doing. Service providers who have been working for a long time may sometimes forget to follow certain protocols because of their overwhelming number of cases handled. On the other hand, new service providers may lack some of the knowledge and skills required to handle and manage cases.
Some staff came on horse-back, others in their farm work-wear and also mothers and their curious toddlers came together to listen and learn about the issue of family and sexual violence.
257 men signed a pledge to end family and sexual violence in their homes and communities during the 2016 Morobe Show held on October 15 and 16. They traced their palm on a piece of coloured paper and signed their name to show their support to end family and sexual violence in Lae and around the country.
During the final Lae FSV Service Provider Group meeting for the year, Femili PNG donated more than K14,600 worth of office equipment, stationery and computers to partners in Lae.