Safe Cities Program Aimed at keeping Females Safe

The Safe Cities Exhibit continued into day 2 on Friday at Vision City in Port Moresby.


The exhibition is a joint initiative ofthe National Capital District Commission andthe United NationsWomenas part oftheir Safe Cities for Womenand Girls program.

Port Moresby was selected as one of five cities aroundthe world.


The thers are Kigali in Rwanda, Cairo in EgyptoQuito in Ecuador and New Delhi inIndia.


The Safe Cities program is aimed at supportingthe NCDC andthe public to increase safety levels for women and girls in public places, especiallythe city’s markets. The purpose is to create a safer city by reducing violence as well as building empowerment through increased capacity of duty beatrers, management and operational measurers, enhanced infrastructure and respect.


Councilor for Gordons Ward 9, Patricia Malele said, “These markets are regulated bythe NCDC and our long term goal is to makethe markets in NCD free of violence.”



Malele continued, “We have already refurbished Gerehu Market and now we are going to mover in onto Gordens Market. Sothe longterm goal is (that) we wantthe market to be safe for the general public to boostthe local (and) economy too…”


Alsothere was a moving display of photographs froPNG’s markets and a preview of Safe Cities 2, a second documentary in a series of films produced by UN Womendisplayingthe continuing growth ofthe programme.

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