Femili PNG coordinated 'Gender Mainstreaming Training for Health Managers' from 20-24 March 2017 at Nenege Lodge in Tari, Hela Province. The 24 participants were from the Hela Provincial Hospital and the Hela Provincial Health facilities.
Trukai Industries Ltd and Femili PNG signed a memorandum of understanding on 30 March 2017, symbolising their ongoing partnership to assist survivors of family and sexual violence.
Femili PNG is pleased to announce that the official opening of its new office in Lae took place on 5 June 2017. The official opening luncheon was held at the Lae International Hotel, followed by a blessing and ribbon cutting at the new office.
Femili PNG has teamed up with the Zonta Club of Canberra to host a trivia night fundraiser in Canberra on Friday 16 April at 6:30pm. Get your table together and join us for a night of fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.