Apart from supporting infrastructure and economic development, PNG Power has taken a step forward to support the effort to end family violence at homes.

Providing the support needed for the well being of families, communities and the society is part of PNG Power’s community obligations for a healthy society.

PNG Power helped Aila Consulting Limited with K9000 to run a workshop on family violence themed ‘1000 strong men against family violence’.

The workshop was held at Holiday Inn on 5 Saturday 2013 where more than 50 participants from government and non-government organizations attended.

PNG Power CEO John Tangit said PNG Power is a family company that ensures family welfare is also of paramount importance.

He said in many cases, the male folks are blamed for inflicting violence in the family but everyone must help the men to understand themselves better and they will bring change in the family.

“Both the husband and wife must not point fingers or blame alcohol, money and jealousy as the cause of violence. They must accept who they are and work together for the betterment of theirs and their children’s lives,” Mr Tangit said.

ACL Managing Director and facilitator Eddie Aila, who was also an ex-kumul player, thanked PNG Power and said the workshop was mainly to empower men to reduce family violence.

Eddie said it is ACL’s ambition to empower 1000 men before 31 December 2013 by empowering other men, who will also go on to empower other men and continue on.