August 2015

EVAW Update

Anitua and its catering and camp management company NCS continue to lead the PNG business community on addressing gender violence. This is evident in that Anitua Executive Colin Vale and NCS Managing Director John Gethin-Jones have both been invited to talk on the topics of gender violence and gender equity at international forums (i.e., the Solomon Islands Business Forum and the Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Fostering Female Talent in the Workforce – Women in Business and Management).

Anitua and NCS staff can now access gender violence resources on InSight – go to the ‘EVAW’ tab on the homepage. These resources are for victims and perpetrators, as well as for anyone wanting to help a friend, colleague or family member who is being negatively impacted by gender violence.

We continue to help other PNG businesses through our membership of the Business Coalition for Women and are proud of the Family and Sexual Violence resources we have helped develop for the PNG business community. These resources, or FSV Business Solutions, will be officially launched in August. We are also involved in the development of another business resource, namely an ‘Employers Guide to Maximise the Safety of Women Working Remotely’. 

The Anitua and NCS White Ribbon committee continue to chip away at the long list of actions we need to take in order to become PNG’s first White Ribbon accredited business. The committee wishes to thank all of the many staff from our various businesses and support services (e.g., HR, SHEC, IS) who are assisting with this process.

Anitua and NCS also once again sponsored a very successful haus krai event protesting gender violence on Lihir. Pictured at the Anitua booth are Anitua Chief Financial Officer Anthony Neck, human rights activisit Ruth Kissam, Tutorme Womens Association President Helen Lusem, and Anitua White Ribbon advocate Stephanie Nialir.

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