Celebrating two years
Femili PNG celebrated its two-year anniversary at a recent event in Lae, attended by more than 40 partners and stakeholders.
In its first two years, Femili PNG has supported more than 800 clients, has seen two of its cases brought to the National Court, with perpetrators prosecuted and charged, and has continued to build strong partnerships with other service providers and local businesses to support survivors and change attitudes on family and sexual violence.
The anniversary event was an opportunity to reflect on this progress, and particularly to celebrate the hard work of Femili PNG's partners in Lae.
Read more about the event.
Aussie soliders fundraise for Femili PNG
Australian Defence Force soldiers stationed in Lae for a six-week training exercise raised K2,300 for Femili PNG.
The members of the 3rd Combat Engineering Regiment, who were participating in Exercise Puk Puk at Lae’s Igam Barracks, raised the money through various activities.
Corporal Dale Cupit and Major Matt Downey presented the donation to Femili PNG CEO Daisy Plana and Operations Manager Denga Ilave on 9 August.
Eighty-five members of the Phantom Squadron of 3 CER were also there to witness the cheque presentation and listened to Femili PNG staff speaking about the organisation’s work.
“It is sad to say that PNG has one of the highest rates in terms of family and sexual violence issues, but it is also encouraging to recognise that this has alerted many individuals, stakeholders and the government to be more proactive in working together to address this in various ways,” Denga told the soldiers.
Support from Australian of the Year
Femili PNG is delighted to have recently received a donation from 2016 Australian of the Year, David Morrison.
General Morrison was in Papua New Guinea to give the keynote address at Digicel PNG Foundation’s Men of Honour Awards ceremony, and chose to donate his speaking fee to support our work.
Read more about David Morrison’s donation.
Case management volunteer opportunity
Femili PNG is looking for a Case Management Technical Assistant to spend a year working with the team in Lae.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone experienced in family and sexual violence case management to make a real difference to the lives of survivors in PNG.
It is a volunteer position, however flights, accommodation, a living allowance and insurance will be provided.
For the full position description and application instructions, download the pdf. Please share among your networks!
More support from Mundango Abroad
Femili PNG has been fortunate to be the recipient of two grants totalling AU $80,000 from Mundango Abroad over the past two years.
Mundango Abroad is a private ancillary fund that provides philanthropic support to Australian organisations working overseas, and has supported Femili PNG since operations began.
Femili PNG is extremely grateful for the donations received from all of our supporters. They continue to help us to break cycles of violence and achieve lasting outcomes for our clients. For more information on how to make a tax-deductible donation in Australia or PNG, visit our website. If you have any questions about partnerships or our work, contact us at email@example.com.