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Port Moresby: A Safe City for Women and Girls Programme Presentation by: Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan, Country Representative PNG In partnership with: Supported.

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1 Port Moresby: A Safe City for Women and Girls Programme Presentation by: Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan, Country Representative PNG In partnership with: Supported by:

2 Greater sense of safety Reduction of sexual harassment and GBV Freedom of movement Increased use of public spaces Increased hygiene Reduced fear Increased economic empowerment Reduction of HIV

3 Safe Cities for Women and Girls Global Initiative 5 pilot cities – Quito – Kigali – Cairo – New Delhi – Port Moresby Expanded into 12 cities from developing and developed countries

4 Port Moresby: Safe City Programme Aim: create safe, clean, and inclusive markets for women and men to feel free and empowered.

5 Why markets? Agriculture - key income stream for 86% of the population in PNG 55% of women reported experiencing some form of violence in the previous 12 months while at the market. 22% females report experiencing more than one incident of SV in the market. 64% of females and males reported witnessing some form of SV in the market. SV was not the only problem, extortion, theft, ethnic clashes and other forms of violence. Local population not going to markets and virtually no tourism in markets due to safety concerns Health and sanitation concerns, lack of maintenance and planning Markets are social spaces and provide an opportunity to build and strengthen communities

6 Designed based on facts and needs identified by market communities

7 What is Safe City all about? Education Safety Access to services- health, water and sanitation Economic Opportunities Women’s participation Management Governance Transparency & Financial Accountability Social cohesion

8 BILL PAY PROCESS Vendor enters Market Pays K2 Bill SMS confirm NMB a/c Daily Check EOM Tally Trans. Fee.20t Chq Raised NCDC Paid

9 An analysis of the overall revenue collected in 2013 both in Gerehu and Gordons markets shows a substantial increase in revenue banked into NCDC compared to previous years. Revenue for Gerehu Market

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11 Vendors Associations

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13 Expansion, replication & adaptation Markets 4 Change Pacific wide programme that emerged from successful practices of the Safe City for Women and Girls Programme Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji UN Women & Australian DFAT funds Safe Buses for Women & Children Port Moresby

14 Port Moresby Safe City Programme Donors

15 Thank you


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