OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Women's protection is a priority: woman was not created to be abused

Tuesday, 23 July 2019


Boroko (Agenzia Fides) - A group of young freshmen from the Don Bosco Technical Institute, Boroko, met during a session of the Chat Room broadcast live on Tribe 92 FM, to discuss 'The protection of women as a priority in society'.
The speakers shared experiences and offered possible suggestions to tackle the issue of women's safety.
"Imagine a Papua New Guinea, where comfort, protection, health or simply being safe are not just words but concrete practices", Karen Limbe said in her speech to Fides. "Women's rights continue to be violated, our security must be a priority", she added.
"It is of vital importance how parents treat their children. Their example is fundamental", said another speaker referring to how our society can improve women's safety.
"We need to create awareness, gather support and nurture a sense of responsibility on the part of men as well as help the government to identify concrete projects in favor of defenseless women whose fundamental human rights have been violated", the statement said. From the Holy Scriptures it is also clear that woman was created to accompany man and complete him and not to be the object of abuse.
"It is time to defend ourselves and to defend those who are in a similar situation. If a woman is educated, the whole family and society as a whole is educated. The more we are aware of how security is a problem for our mothers, sisters, wives, grandchildren and friends, the more we will be able to better face the problem", insists another speaker encouraging listeners. (AP/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 23/7/2019)