By Staycey Yalo, EMTV News, Port Moresby
The recent news of women being abused, tortured and killed in the country through forms of gender based violence has raised even more concerns for the NCDC Family Sexual Violence Actions Office.
Yesterday, Manager of FSVAC, Ruth Beriso and Chief inspector of FSVAC, Delilah Sandeka, both condemn the acts of recent violence against women.
Mrs Beriso who shared same sentiments with the news of circumstances surrounding the death of late Rosalyn Albaniel Evara, said gender based violence is everyone’s responsibility.
She said women in NCDC have all the services available to them confidentially and for free but it has to begin with each and every one to take ownership of the issue.
Beriso encouraged all women, men and children to come forward if they are going through any form of abuse or violence.
She said many times survivors of GBV live in fear and do not report to the police and that is where friends and family must assist and intervene.
She added that all police stations throughout the city are now established with FSVAC units where they are readily available to assist anyone.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill through a media release yesterday also spoke against the acts of violence against women.
He said, churches, community leaders and family members have a natural responsibility to protect their mothers, sisters, and daughters, and must not turn a blind eye against it.
He added that the government will increase public awareness aimed at preventing domestic violence.