By ZACHERY PER
EASTERN Highlands Governor Julie Soso (pictured) strongly appealed to Christian women in the country to fight hard to end violence and sexual harassments against girls and mothers.
“As Christians we must remain united to speak up against sexual harassments of rape, incest, penetration of underage and all forms of violence against girls and mothers,” she said.
“This sexual violence is prevalent in PNG, we must remain united to fight these.”
Soso was speaking at the opening of the National Nazarene Women’s Convention in Goroka on Monday.
She said with the influence of social media like facebook, people are no longer acting like humans, they are acting inhumane. They do not have respect for each other and themselves too.
“Marriages are broken, incest is occurring within families, sexual penetration is happening, we are no longer upholding Christian values making PNG become like a non-Christian country,” Soso said.
“Therefore, when you come to conventions like this you need to be genuine and be vessels of God to change negative attitudes into positive to make life enjoyable in the family.”
She said family units are very important fabric of the society where love and respect must be reflected.
Soso said mothers have a much bigger responsibility to perform in the family.
She commended the convention organisers for choosing a perfect theme for the gathering which is “Be holy because I am holy” 1 Peter 1: 15-16, because God loves us and gave us chances to live holy lives and has done great things to change PNG.
She gave a total of K5000 towards the convention.
Soso gave K5000 each to the National Lutheran Women’s Conference in Sinasina, Chimbu and K5000 to Christian Life Centre church gathering in Mt Hagen.
By ZACHERY PER