By Jack Lapauve Jnr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Population Services International Papua New Guinea and Equal Playing Field will be hosting the official launch of the SASA! Pilot Project in Papua New Guinea today. The event will mark the official launch of SASA in Papua New Guinea.
Speakers for the event include government representatives from the Department for Community Development and Religion; Mr. Andrew Egan, Minister-Counsellor (Governance) Australian High Commission; Ms. Hope Harriet, Senior Program Officer for Raising Voices (authors of SASA!); and community spokespersons involved in the SASA! Pilot Project.
Members of the media are invited to cover the launch. There will also be an opportunity for a short interview towards the end of the event with Ms. Shannon McVey, Acting Country Representative for Population Services International Papua New Guinea.
The SASA Pilot is a movement to end violence against women in Papua New Guinea, is supported by the Governments of Australian and Papua New Guinea as part of the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development Program.
It is also an opportunity to celebrate a significant milestone for the project – the recruitment and training of PNG’s first 100 SASA! Community Activists.