PNG needs more platforms for women to use as a support system to speak about major issues that affect them. Women are basically in fear to speak up about issues affecting them simply because they don’t have the support of the government or major organizations.

Women empowerment is one of the areas that is being neglected and brushed aside when it comes to human development and investment in women. Women are faced with issues everyday but don’t have the opportunity or courage to speak up.

Recognising the significance of women development, FM Central Maoro Limited with the support of the Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) launched a talk show called “Protecting and Empowering our Women”. This program is a first-of-its-kind that not only addresses issues but also gives directions and guidance on how to go about preventing and tackling these issues.

The talk show will also have experts on the panel discussing topics such as cervical and breast cancer, violence against women, family planning, education, HIV and AIDS and women in business.

MRDC is proud to support women empowerment through FM Central which will benefit community women of the PNG LNG Plant beneficiaries like Boera, Papa, Lealea and Porebada.

Present during the launch of the talk show were Anglicare, MRDC representative and Public Relations Officer Iona Reto and Miss Pacific Islands 2015 Abigail Havora who also launched the program.

‘Protecting and Empowering our Women’ talk show airs every Tuesday from 10am to noon on 89.9 FM Central. It is hosted by Kevani Mado.