International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence

A DREAM from the Heart

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Press Release

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea — UN Women in PNG has launched a new song composed by Jobecca Watinga, a final year accounting Student at the University of Papua New Guinea. She wrote the song after attending one of Sanap Wantaim’s campaign concerts on promoting Port Moresby as a safe city for women and girls. “I am from a loving Christian home, where its peaceful with no exposure to violence. However, this is not the same for many. The song is about the dreams of many young girls in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the future we want, a safe violence free society”, said Jobecca. Through this song Jobecca wants to raise awareness on ending violence against women and girls and making our communities safer.

The girls from Marianville Secondary School who first listened to the song during one of Sanap Wantaim campaign activities, were touched by the lyrics since it also reflects their dream of a safe city where they can freely move around without fear of intimidation or harassment. They have joined forces with Jobecca through this song to show solidarity for ending violence against women and girls. The launching is part of UN Women’s 16 days activism against gender-based violence.

Jobecca Watinga singing the ‘My Dream ‘song during the launching at Marianville Secondary school, Port Moresby, PNG. Photo: UN Women.
Jobecca Watinga singing the ‘My Dream ‘song during the launching at Marianville Secondary school, Port Moresby, PNG. Credit: UN Women.

The campaign, SANAP WANTAIM – STAND TOGETHER, seeks to bring men and women, boys and girls, as allies and partners in making the city of Port Moresby safe for everyone. It is funded through the generous support of the Australian Government.

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