MMA club fighting against violence


The Integrated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club in Port Moresby has decided to address child abuse, sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence.
Head coach Jamie Pang said he was using the club as a movement to advocate and address issues of child abuse in the city.
“Basically, I’m using the MMA movement as an initiative to educate people on the dangers of child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence and gender-based violence. We are making a strong stand against child abuse,” he said.
“Child abuse should be stopped completely.
“I used my free time through the movement to talk to schools in the city and the Bomana Correctional Centre to send the messages out to the community that abuse of children and gender-based violence should be stopped.”
Pang said he was born and raised in this country and was grateful to be able to give something back.
He also urged survivors or any person with information about child abuse, sexual violence and gender-based violence to report it to police.
Pang spoke to less-fortunate children who gathered on Saturday at the Konedobu Oval in Port Moresby for a children’s Christmas feast.