During 16 Days, UN Women Executive Director to visit Papua New Guinea

During her visit, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will have meetings with senior government representatives, including Delilah Gore, Minister for Community Development, Women, Youth and Religion and the President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB), Mr. John Momis. During the visit she will meet with several civil society leaders including at an event hosted by the Australian High Commission, to discuss a range of issues, including ending violence against women.

The Executive Director will also participate in the launch of the new “Meri Seif Bus”—a bus exclusively for women and children—provided as part of UN Women’s “Safe Public Transport for Women and Children Programme” at Gerehu Market. The buses provide, with tracking systems and uniformed bus crews, safe public transport for women and a space to discuss issues affecting their safety and mobility. Read more>

Following her participation as the guest speaker at the joint UN Women and UN AIDS 2015 Media Awards for Excellence in reporting gender-based violence and HIV and AIDS, the Executive Director will participate in a press conference with national media on 2 December.

On the evening of 2 December, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will speak at the Sanap Wantaim (Stand Together) concert in support of the UNiTE campaign’s Orange the World initiative, hosted by the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.

On 3 December, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka will attend the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which carries ending violence against women and girls as its official theme. UN Women together with FIFA will orange the stadium during the final as part of the Orange the World initiative.

Chika Kondoh, Communications Specialist at the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office chika.kondoh@one.un.org (675) 321 2877, (675) 7119 2293

Priscilla Raepom, Communications Officer, UN Women Papua New Guinea
Priscilla.raepom@unwomen.org (675) 321 9855, (675) 7627 1203