July 12, 2020 - 267 views

THE Catholic Diocese in Goroka, Eastern Highlands held a vigil to honor the tragic death of Late Jennelyn Kennedy.

The vigil was also to remember women and girls who lost their lives due to violence and those who continue to suffer from all forms of violence.

The Catholic Diocese together with Mercy Works and the Melanesian Institute in Goroka lit candles and prayed to show their support against violence, which they described during the vigil as an issue currently affecting all communities in Papua New Guinea.

Catholic Education Secretary Goroka Diocese Patrick Iyeho said men must not hit women no matter what circumstances.

Iyeno said the Catholic Diocese wants violence to stop so that both men and women can work together.

Catholic Religious Education Coordinator Elnora Sindy Kuble said hitting women is against the law yet the law enforcers are not doing enough to ensure the perpetrators face justice accordingly.

She appealed to the law enforcers in the country to support women who are victims of violence.

Sr Maryanne Kolkia from Mercy Works PNG in Goroka called on all men to respect women and minimize violence in the homes and communities.





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Mike, 4 weeks ago
Wise words