January 27, 2022

Raising GPPOL awareness gender-based violence at GPPOL

In Solomon Islands, GPPOL participated in a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence from November to December 2018. The programme was organised by United Nations (UN) Women to advocate eradication of violence against women, girls and children in the community and held under the theme ‘Herem Vois Blo Mi (Orange the World: #HearMeToo)’. Various activities included training for social committee members on company policies related to domestic violence and sexual harassment, human rights, maternal and equal opportunity and equal rights. The training also included an overview of domestic violence and the various forms of abuses women, girls and children face. 

Site-based churches also participated and held dedicated church services to raise awareness on the key messages to their respective congregations. Executive staff visited the Christian Care Centre (CCC) to better understand the extent and impact of violence against women, girls and children. They also donated food, clothing and other household items to support the CCC. To further engage employees and dependents in the campaign, an art and poetry competition was held and winners for the junior, youth and open categories received prizes at the annual GPPOL Fun Festival.