At the Pacific Women Annual Learning Workshop held in Port Moresby on 2-4 May 2017, Femili PNG and their partners presented the results of their first two years of work.
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.
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.
In a major breakthrough for survivors of family and sexual violence, the National Court in Lae last month sentenced a couple to a total of 50 years in prison with hard labour for persistent sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.
Femili PNG is increasingly engaging with the business sector on family and sexual violence.