UN Women conducted a five-day national training of trainers (TOT) workshop in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.
Between August 9 -13, 2021, UN Women conducted a five-day national training of trainers (TOT) workshop in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province. The workshop brought together 33 participants from 12 civil society organizations (CSOs) under the Spotlight Initiative and Women Peace and humanitarian Fund (WPHF).The workshop aimed at introducing and building understanding of the Sanap wantaim strategy and tools for use.
During the training, Ms. Joanna Oala, a Programme Assistant revealed that the CSOs will support the rollout of the Sanap Wantaim Campaign and conduct awareness programmes and public outreach activities in the provinces they operate from. Participants were able to share individual stories on their passion for creating positive changes in their communities and within their provinces.
“It is our passion to serve humanity and our stories define who we are. Imagine how many people can be inspired by just listening to our stories of change?” One of the participants said.
The workshop increased participants’ awareness on Gender Based Violence and safety for women and girls. Other topics covered include, the Court systems in Papua New Guinea and the Referral Pathways available for survivors of GBV to access.
The training was conducted under the Spotlight Initiative. In Papua New Guinea, the Spotlight Initiative is strengthening the capacities of key institutions in charge of the coordination and implementation of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Strategy. The Initiative will build on innovative social norms transformation programmes; work with the law and justice, child protection and health sectors to improve the quality and reach of basic services for survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence.
Originally published on United Nations PNG