Why should you support Femili PNG?
- Because this project is changing the way in which survivors of gender-based violence are treated in Papua New Guinea. Gender-based violence is a HUGE problem in PNG. So far, most survivors of violence have been unable to get the services they need. This project shows it is possible to get solutions to survivors.
- Because we can’t just rely on government funding. The Australian aid program has provided us with some funding, but it’s not enough. We have to fill the gap through public support.
- Because you can trust us. You can view our audited accounts and annual reports. We are transparent. We follow scrupulous and rigorous financial management practices.
- Whether you are in Australia or PNG, your donation will be tax deductible. This means if you are on a 30% tax rate, a donation to us of $1 will only cost you 70 cents.
- For Australian donors, to get tax deductibility, donate through our Australian support association Friends of Femili PNG. You can make a one-off donation with a credit card, or set up a monthly donation by direct debit or credit card through GiveNow. You can also make a direct deposit into our bank account.
- For donors in PNG, Femili PNG has s25A tax exempt charitable body status. You can make a tax-deductible donation via bank deposit below.
What will your money buy?
Your money can and will make a difference. $30 can pay for two days of emergency food for a survivor.
Sometimes we have to arrange emergency accommodation for our clients, especially if safe house capacity is unavailable. $110 will pay for emergency accommodation and food for one night, $220 for two nights.
Our most important assets are our case workers. They support survivors to get what they want. Our case workers are an outstanding group of brave women, who work hard to serve their clients, all for a very modest pay package. $400 can pay a case worker’s salary for one week.
Don’t just take it from us.
This is what people are saying about Femili PNG. People who have visited the Centre. People who know what they are talking about.
“As a Papua New Guinean woman who has grown up exposed to the effects of domestic violence and its devastating consequences, I am very proud of my involvement with Femili PNG. I firmly believe that the work we do at Femili PNG is filling a great need in our society. Many women lack the support of their families when they are fleeing from the trauma of a violent relationship. We provide care and tangible support to these women when they are most vulnerable. Our model has the potential to assist countless other women in Papua New Guinea.”
– Serena Sumanop, Former Femili PNG Board Member and Executive Director of The Voice Inc
“Every client supported by Femili PNG extends their heartfelt thank you. Many times this is said with tears in their eyes, and this shows how much the survivors appreciate the services made possible through the funds received. This money directly benefits a lot of lives and will continue to reach out to more souls who have experienced much suffering.”
– Denga, our Lae Operations Director.
Femili PNG’s Case Management Centre “is an incredibly important centre in terms of providing support to women who have been affected by domestic violence in PNG”
– Ewen McDonald, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
This is what some of our clients had to say when we asked if they were satisfied with our services:
- Yes, I was well introduced to the partners and supported through and got my plans achieved. My husband has changed.
- Femili PNG staff helped me well with what I needed at that time. I have not seen any of such organization like this before.
- Femili PNG supported me well, talked to me with respect as if I am special, with great care. Never experience such before.
- Femili PNG supported me well, provided basic needs of when I am in the crisis of my life.
- More than happy, I was respected even though I am a survivor.
- More than happy because I never come across such place or people. I found peace and comfort here.
- More than satisfied, your staff approach at FPNG made me feel whole and just safe and was supported well. I was broken inside, got my healing. FPNG the best ever organisation.
- Yes never saw an organization that touches human lives and gives hope.