Women’s safety in public areas in stage of despair

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Humanitarian organisation, the Papua New Guinea Red Cross is supporting efforts to end violence against women campaign in the country.

It kicked off with a public forum at the most unsafe place in Port Moresby, the Gordon’s Market last Friday.

The purpose of the forum was to get innovative ideas from market users.

During the public forum, women leaders including the acting Secretary for the Department of community Development, Anna Solomon was present.

Through the eyes of the Red Cross, violence against women in public places is now reaching a stage of despair.

Women and girls make up 80% of buyers and sellers use the Gordon’s Market, the largest and the most unsafe market in Port Moresby.

And so they have come up with the idea to harness the creative and innovative ideas from every person, women, men, girls and boys to create a safer society.

It believes blaming others, a certain group of people, authority or government will not solve the problem.

Red Cross said it will look at the comments and ideas collected from public and bring it up with the relevant authorities.

The event also saw the unveiling of the 20 days of Human Rights Activism 2012.

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