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Kaugere-Sabama and KilaKila Communities Take A Stand to End Violence

By Michelle Auamoromoro, EMTV Cadet Journalist – Port Moresby


Marking the 20th day of the 21 days of Human Rights Activism, the Kaugere-Sabama and Kilakila communities in the National Capital District took a stand today (06 December, 2018) to find solutions to prevent violence against women.

In a community event today, the representatives from these communities signed a partnership certificate with Population Services International to address problems in their communities by using the SASA! Program.

The communities pledged to work with Population Services International (PSI) and other stakeholders to to find solutions to address violence related problems faced in their communities.

Kaugere community chairman Obbie Keke’e says Kaugere sees violence every day.

He said that the violence is not just against women but all different forms of violence.

And with the SASA program, he hopes to see a change.

Female Councillor, Madlyn Po’o called on the Kaugere community to change by having respect for each other.

“We need to change, respect one another, respect women and girls within the community,” says Po’o.

She added that women must also respect men.

The day saw also interested community members signed up as community activists.

They will be trained by PSI to address violence in their communities.



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