Protest against Gender Based Violence this Friday
BY MIRIAM ZARRIGA
THE traffic lights along the Waigani Drive-Cameron Road and Sir John Guise Drive will be occupied this Friday as a sign of protest following an increase of gender based violence in recent weeks.
This occupation is supported by the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop who has been vocal in his disgust at the lack of respect shown by men towards women in all walks of life.
He has in recent weeks shown his support in ensuring the woman vendor assaulted by police officers at Waigani last week gets justice and had expressed disgust at the chopping off of a woman’s leg in Jiwaka Province last week.
Mr Parkop has called on all women to support the cause and there is expected to be a lot of support from women around the city to support the occupation this Friday.
“I expect to see all women from the different walks of life support the occupation and let’s allow for men to sit up and take notice of what they are doing is wrong.”
He also made a call for Port Moresby residents to join the walk from Jack Pidik to Murray Barracks, Badili to Murray Barracks and Hohola to Murray Barracks on Saturday evening.
“The walk from the three electorates will culminate in carols by candle light at Murray Barracks for peace in our homes, communities, streets, public transports, markets, public spaces, schools and work place.”
Governor Parkop is calling for residents to support the movement and make their way to Murray Barracks for the Carols by Candlelight