Partners and supporters
The Australian aid program provides core funding to Femili PNG (as announced by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in February 2014). The funding is part of the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program.
Newcrest provided us with K200,000 in 2017 to renovate our new office.
Mundango Abroad is a philanthropic fund focusing its support on PNG. In 2015, and again in 2016, the foundation provided us with a generous $40,000 grant. In 2018, Mundango Aboard provided a further $65,000 to support the expansion of our outreach program in Morobe Province.
The Harold Mitchell Foundation funds programs in health, education and the arts that make a difference in Australia and our region. The foundation has supported Femili PNG through direct grants of $10,000 in 2015, $10,000 in 2016 and $30,000 in 2018.
Trukai Industries Ltd is Papua New Guinea’s leading supplier of rice products, with its head office and processing base located in Lae. Trukai donates 60 kilograms of rice each month to support Femili PNG clients in safe houses, and also supported our 2017 fundraising dinner in Lae with guest speaker Rosie Batty with a K20,000 donation. Trukai is supporting our #Trek2Protect2018 by donating water bottles and t-shirts to our team of trekkers. Read about our MOU with Trukai here.
Zenag Chicken is a 100% PNG owned poultry company. Zenag kindly donates a box of 108 fresh eggs every two weeks for our clients staying in local safe houses—a huge help, as many clients have no way of supporting themselves or purchasing essentials while living in emergency accommodation.
Cardno is a global firm dedicated to the social, economic and physical development of communities. Cardno supported our 2017 fundraising dinner in Port Moresby with guest speaker Rosie Batty with a K20,000 donation.
Steamships Trading Company is a leading company in shipping, transport, property, manufacturing and hotels in PNG. Steamships provided Femili PNG with a K20,000 donation in 2017 which faciliated Rosie Batty’s visit to PNG.
The Bank South Pacific (BSP) Corporate Banking Department in Lae provided solar panels, a 2500 litre water tank, and a new haus-win for one of Femili PNG’s safe house partners in Lae. Read more here.
The Brian Bell Group selected Femili PNG as the recipient charity in Lae for their 2017 ‘Christmas Wishing Tree’ program in partnership with the Brian Bell Foundation.
The Australian Government Solicitor provides us with pro bono legal advice.
Grill’d restaurants in Canberra featured Femili PNG as part of their Local Matters initiative in 2016 and again in 2018. This included providing information on Femili PNG in their restaurants in Civic and Manuka and making a cash donation to the organisation.
International SOS is a global medical and travel security company. International SOS supported Femili PNG in 2018 by donating a second hand vehicle.
The Pacific Fashion Festival is an annual event held in Brisbane which aims to showcase and contribute to economic development of Pacific communities whilst also advocating against gender based violence. The Pacific Fashion Festival invited Femili PNG to be their guest speaker in 2017. They have also made donations to Femili PNG in 2017 as well as 2018.
Guard Dog Security Group supported the visit of Australian of the Year Rosie Batty to Lae by providing a vehicle and security support.
We are a proud participant in Oxfam PNG’s Gender Justice program. From 2014 to 2017 Oxfam Australia transferred project funds to us from the Australian aid program. Oxfam also provides us with funding to purchase business start-up kits for clients who are being relocated to live in a safer location.
We are partnering with the Oil Search Foundation to strengthen the family and sexual violence response system in Hela Province, working in collaboration with the Hela Provincial Health Authority. Read more here and here.
The PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) and Femili PNG have an official partnership 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. BCFW and Femili PNG worked together to put on our 2017 fundraising dinner in Port Moresby during Rosie Batty’s visit.
The Development Policy Centre and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University (ANU) provide pro-bono institutional support for the case management centre, including support with monitoring and evaluation and related research. We also work with academics at the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs and RegNet on protection order and sorcery accusation related violence research.
We are a member of the Pacific Women’s Network Against Violence Against Women, which meets every four years and is administered by the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre.
Lae operational partners. We have entered formal partnerships with the Lae District Court, the Division of Community Development in the Morobe Provincial Government, the Lae Provincial Police and the Salvation Army Safe House. You can read more about our Lae partnerships here, here and here.