Youths undergo leadership training


YOUTHS from various organisations in Port Moresby underwent a three-day training from November 11-13 on leadership, facilitated by Young Women Christian Women’s Association and funded by UN Women.
UN Women Safe Cities project officer Daisy Moses told The National the training of the 16 young men and women was part of UN Women’s behavioural change programme under the Sanap Wantaim campaign.
Moses said UN Women started mobilising local youth organisations since June in preparation for the campaign, which they launched in Port Moresby last month.
“Since the launching of the campaign, we had various activities and this training is one of them,” Moses said.
“Given the fact that Port Moresby has struggled with issues of violence against women and girls in public places where women frequent, we have decided on creating a new way because people have begun to accept violence as part of what life is like in Port Moresby.
“But we are now mobilising local youths to train them to build their capacity and teach them that in other countries they are living a life that is free from violence and we can come up with different interventions to lessen the incidences of violence in the city.”
She said the youths were taught how to effectively communicate so they could lead the campaign and influence other young people to help create a safe Port Moresby.
YWCA executive director Diane Kambanei said the youths came from NCDC Youth Desk, Gerehu, Equal Playing Field, 9-Mile, Ginigoada, The Voice Inc and Yoga.

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