Day Two of the Inaugural National Men’s Forum

By Staycey Yalo, EMTV News, Port Moresby

Identifying men’s key value systems is another way forward in understanding their role in addressing gender based violence.

The Inaugural National Men’s Forum, on its second and final day today, highlighted key approaches in addressing GBV by beginning at a family level.

First Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department for Community Development & Religion, Jack Simbou, said understanding men begin at home at a family level where boys are instilled values at an early age.

“Building a better person/ man starts with raising a boy child at an early age with good value systems that when he grows up he will not be a problem in the society,” He said

He added that solutions of GBV are to be worked around the family unit and as such, the Department for Religion, Youth & Community Development will be hosting a Children’s forum next month, followed by an Elderly or Senior Citizens Forum.

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