Foundation: 200 nominees for men of honour award


MORE than 200 men have been nominated for the Digicel Foundation’s Man of Honour campaign aimed at stopping violence in their community.
“It is very encouraging to see 228 men being nominated around the country for the men of honour award for this year,” said the chief executive of the PNG Digicel Foundation Beatrice Mahuru.
She said it showed how PNG men were reacting to the campaign against violence.
Mahuru said violence against women existed in many countries.
In Australia, three women usually suffered from violence.
“The media portray us as a violent country but we are no different from other countries around the world,” Mahuru said.
She said despite the reports on violence, there were some good men in communities and the foundation was trying to recognise their work.
Mahuru said through the awards, communities were encouraged to identify role models and nominate ordinary men who were doing extraordinary things.
In honoring the good men, the PNG Digicel Foundation aims to break the cycle of violence through focusing on positive behaviour.
The award are based on the character of people and not on their achievement.
She said the impact of the campaign had reached about 10 per cent of the population and that was encouraging for them being a young organisation.