The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in PNG teamed up with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) and other partners to launch a new information management system that will better protect women and girls across the country.
The launch of the new Information Management System will allow law enforcement authorities to better coordinate, and for the Family and Sexual Violence Unit (FSVU) to improve access to justice and referral pathways in aid of family and sexual violence survivors.
FSVU Director, Superintendent Delilah Sandeka who represented RPNGC at the launch with UNDP Resident Representative for Papua New Guinea, Mr. Dirk Wagener – said the system will make certain all FSVU teams are well equipped with more information to better handle family and sexual violence cases.
UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Dirk Wagener said, “UNDP is proud to be supporting this important work. Gender-based violence has no place in Papua New Guinea. This information and file management system is another step towards ending GBV and to enable access to justice for survivors.
This support was made possible through the UNDP Rapid Response Facility, a global response facility which was setup to support countries facing the risk of increased incidents of gender-based violence during COVID-19 pandemic related lockdowns and restrictions.
UNDP Papua New Guinea since 2020 till present has contributed USD $250,000 (PGK875,000) to support efforts on gender-based violence prevention and related law and order challenges.