Governor Parkop, an advocate of women’s rights and equality, reminded the crowd at a recent Walk and Yoga for Life event to step up to ensure women feel safe and empowered in their own City.
“Our womenfolk must feel free to walk in their city without fear of harassment and intimidation. They must feel safe to go to the movies, night clubs, shops, schools, churches and markets freely.”
The walk on Sunday was dedicated to all the mothers in Port Moresby, and city dwellers were also reminded of the importance of keeping healthy and active.
Governor Parkop thanked all the mothers for their unconditional love to their family and all their contribution to society.
He said mothers protect, defend, love and mould their children to become who they can be and the role of mothers are therefore even more critical to shape the future generation of our country.
Specifically, Governor Parkop said we can start from our own health and fitness and urged mothers (and fathers) to pass on a healthy lifestyle and behaviour to their children so that they embrace a good quality of life in the future.
“Heart disease is common amongst old people between the ages of 60 and 80. We lack consciousness about our health and we must give greater priority to our health and wellness.”
(Members of the PNG Defence Force leading the walk on Sunday)