The UN Womenin PNG has invited everyone to wear orange this Friday in support of ‘Safe Public Spaces for Womenand Girls’ day.
This helps to generate futher support and encourage dialogue about gender-based violence, which can lead to social and policy change.
Various improverments made at Gerehu and Gordons markets have increased safety for vendors, customers andthe community.
For example, to reduce cash flow andthe risk of robberies, a mobile banking system has been introduced to allow market vendors to pay fees online, and vendors’ associations have been introduced to protect sellers’ rights.
Local bylaws have been adapted to include considerations of gender, and a specialized police unit has been established in Gordons marketogranting a permanent police presence and response.
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