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Juffa Condemns Killing Of Young Woman

Oro Governor Gary Juffa Has Condemned The Killing Of An Innocent Young Woman From Enga Accused Of Sorcery-Related Crimes.

 

 


Oro Governor Gary Juffa has condemned the killing of an innocent young woman from Enga accused of sorcery-related crimes.

 

“Many who were there or who had relatives there including a few womenfolk, have totally endorsed this horrible crime and some have even gone as far as posting the photos declaring the crime as if justice had been carried out,” he said.

 

“Our collective silence, especially that of leaders such as myself and others including churches and NGOs only endorses these vile crimes,” said Juffa.

 

He added that as leaders of ENGA Province the onus of them to speak out against this is vital. I urge my fellow Governor Peter IPATAS especially to stand up against this and see that actions are taken to bring the criminals responsible to face justice.

Campaign to target violence towards females

22nd  November 2017

The Inap Nau campaign which is aimed at reducing violence against women and girls in Papua New Guinea was recently launched in Port Moresby.

 

The campaign will focus on youths to be the agents of change within our communities by promoting non-violent conflict resolutions within households and community.

 

OxFam which is behind the campaign, highlighted that PNG is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman or a girl.

 

PNG in 2014 was ranked 140 out of 155 countries in the world in terms of the Gender Inequality under the Human development Index.

 

This equated to about 2 thirds of women in PNG experiencing physically and sexually abuse.

 

Unfortunately in PNG, Domestic violence against women and girls is perceived normal and most members of the society accept this behavior as being part of our culture.

 

This is what the Inap Nau campaign will advocate against.

 

Meantime, Minister for National Planning, Richard Maru at the official launching of the campaign said the government must get behind this campaign.

Author: Jemimah Sukbat via Loop PNG

O’Neill On Violence Against Women

Source: Post-Courier

 

 

Communities must stand up against any act of violence against women and Churches must take a leading role in protecting victims and exposing violent men.

 
This is the message from the Prime Minster Peter O’Neill to community and church leaders, as well as male family members who he said have a natural responsibility to protect their mothers, daughters and sisters.

 
“A man is a coward if he thinks it is okay to hit a woman, these abusers would not have the courage to hit a man who was bigger than they are, but they hit a woman who is smaller,” the Prime Minister said.

 
“We have enacted laws to prevent violence against women, but no Government in any country can stop violence against women without the active support of communities.

 
“There must be zero tolerance in our nation for violence against women, and community leaders must do more to help victims rather than supporting perpetrators.

 
“Community leaders are not truly leaders if they turn a blind eye to violence against women.

 
“Every human life matters and must be protected, and domestic violence is totally unacceptable. “Any community or Church leader who turns a blind eye to even a single case of violence against women has let their people down, and has abandoned the Christian principles our nation holds dear.”

 
The Prime Minister further called on the men in families to take a stand against any violence they see.

 
“I also appeal to the sons of our nation, if your father beats your mother you have to show that you are a man and stand up for your mother.

 
“Your mother gave you life, now you must protect her life and show gratitude for her commitment to you.

 
“The same goes for all the men in families, to brothers, uncles, and other male family members, do not turn a blind eye.”

 
He said the National Government will increase public awareness aimed at preventing domestic violence. This will be undertaken alongside the commitment of increased resources for police and courts to deal with violent men, as well as increased support for the victims of violence.