Thank you everyone who contributed to our 2017 Femili PNG Canberra Running Festival fundraising campaign. Our fundraising target was $20,000, and we made it – raising $21,785.
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.
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.
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.
Listen to Dr Lokuge discuss the limited quantitative evidence available with regard to response services for survivors of family and sexual violence and the importance of demonstrating that an FSV response program is reducing the risk of violence. She explains how Femili PNG invested in the development of a comprehensive quantitative monitoring system at the program design stage.
On 6th October 2016, Australian National University's oldest residential college, Bruce Hall, ran a mock beauty pageant to raise money for Femili PNG. The aim of the event was to diminish stereotypes on women’s physical appearance through a male-only-contestant beauty pageant with female judges and host.
Mymie is a four-year-old girl who is attending school in West Taraka, which locals consider one of the most dangerous suburbs in Lae, Papua New Guinea. Every day, she walks 45 minutes from home to school. During the recent Child Safety Day supported by Femili PNG and other partners, Mymie and her mother learned about basic safety rules, potential risks and child rights principles.
Femili PNG celebrated its two-year anniversary at an event in Lae last month attended by more than 40 partners and stakeholders. The event was an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made through the power of partnerships since the organisation began its work in July 2014.
Australian Defence Force soldiers stationed in Lae for a six-week training exercise have donated K2,300 to Femili PNG. The members of the 3rd Combat Engineering Regiment (3 CER), who were participating in Exercise Puk Puk at Igam Barracks, raised the money through several activities.