Thirty men join training on violence against women


THIRTY men from Lae, Wewak, Madang and Alotau joined the PNG Council of Churches congregation in a five-day training programme on violence against women in Port Moresby this week.
United Church development unit team leader Helen Vavia said the programme, which started on Monday and ends tomorrow, would be followed by an awareness walk today to make the public aware of the issue of violence against women in the Moresby South areas of Sabama, Gabutu, Kila Barracks, Vabukori village and Sevese Morea Primary School.
Progamme topics on gender transformation, strategies for prevention, building solidarity in the church, interactive Bible studies with panel discussions on sorcery-related killings and involved a police unit from the Boroko station.
Vavia said their awareness would start at Sabama to Kila Barracks and Sevese Morea Primary School before ending at Vabukori village.
“The awareness on the road will be also given by PNG Council of Churches secretary Reverend Roger Joseph,” Vavia said.