International Women’s Day Celebrated in Port Moresby

International Women’s Day was celebrated in Port Moresby with the unique blend of cultural sensitivities.

Hosted by Pacific International Hospital (PIH) in partnership with Port Moresby Arts Theatre and EMTV, the evening welcomed an undoubting atmosphere of unity.

‘Press for Progress’ was the global theme and taken into PNG context, women were able to discuss in confidence issues that affected their lives.

The evening saw women of varied nationalities gather together to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Port Moresby Arts Theatre.

In respect of the victims of the earthquake in the Highlands, there was a moment of silence before the event started.

Deputy Prime Minister, Charles Abel, defined what the global theme ‘Press for Progress’ meant to him as a man.

In a panel made up of five highly esteemed women, the discussions where embedded in what progress meant in today’s society for PNG women.

US Ambassador, Catherine Ebert- Grey, facilitated the discussions. Among the 5 women was Jacquie Joseph, founder of Equal Playing Field.

She uses this platform to tackle domestic violence crisis in Papua New Guinea through generational and cultural change.

The evening was filled with theatrical entertainment, laughter and women celebrating in confidence.

Lillian Keneqa

Lillian Keneqa (pronounced KE-NE-YA) has a degree in Journalism & Public Relations , with a Minor in English Communication from the University of Papua New Guinea. She joined the News Department as a Journalist in December, 2017. When Lillian is not Journaling, she enjoys photography, graphic designing and traveling.

Lillian Keneqa

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