Parkop urges residents to campaign against violence on women, children

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NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has called on city residents to campaign against violence against women and children.
“We have to stop violence. If we win the war against violence, (everyone) will benefit,” he said.
The Ending Violence Against Women Day is on Nov 24 and 25.
Parkop urged everyone to wear a red shirt for the event.
“Violence is bad for our development,” he said.
“It stops tourists from coming. violence is now institutionalised. Just recently police beat up suspects in a video that went viral on social media.
“I’m now calling on all the city residents to rise up against violence.” He supported the goal by Prime Minister James Marape that by 2025, mothers and daughters should be able to walk without fear at night at Boroko.