Tambul-Nebilyer launches council of women for district


TAMBUL-Nebilyer is the first electorate in Western Highlands to launch a council of women.
Women groups from various areas in the electorate gathered last month at Paiakona in Tambul and launched the district council of women.
President of the Western Highlands Council of Women Paula Mek and other women leaders from the neighbouring provinces like Enga and Jiwaka attended the launching.
Martha Timbil was elected president, Dau Wek deputy president, Kenia Wangwa treasurer and Peni Timbil as secretary.
The swearing – in of council executives was witnessed by Mt Hagen district court magistrate Jacinta Baimen.
Mek described Tambul – Nebilyer as the first to launch a district council of women in the region and the country as a whole.
Mek said nowadays the rights of women were not respected and many have become victims of violence.
She said in the past governments have not supported women well and they have become spectators without taking part in activities to move the nation forward.
“Women are there to provide the support and contribute to develop the nation or raise a family, they are important people in life,” Mek said.
The president of the newly launched council of women, Martha Timbil, said that the council support women to look ahead and meet challenges.