Men Champion Change

Fourteen men gathered one afternoon to talk about a problem close to their hearts and discuss solutions to a shared challenge. These men were a diverse group, representing businessmen and public servants, community leaders, sports stars and young men just starting their careers. They participated openly as equals, coming together as fathers, sons, brothers, community members, neighbours and employers all seeking a safe home, community and nation for women and girls.

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Bel isi PNG EVAW Walk

Nearly two thousand people marched in peace and solidarity to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). Governor Powes Parkop led the walkers through the city with the chant, “Strongpla man respectim meri”.

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GeneXpert machine saves lives through good diagnosis

The work to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in Hela province has improved dramatically following the installation of a GeneXpert machine donated by OSF.  Two recent cases in Hela highlight the role of early diagnosis in saving lives, helping people resume employment, and supporting them to get back to their communities as quickly as possible. 

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Bel isi PNG: a world first

Can family and sexual violence (FSV) be more than the humanitarian concern that we know it to be? The answer is yes. In Paua New Guinea (PNG) FSV has been quantified as a significant cost to business.  For example, for one company recently surveyed in Port Moresby the cost was PGK 3 million in one year alone.

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