I am passionate aboutI am very passionate about Human Rights and engaged in the field work of
Human Rights Activism and Advocacy. The reason why my passion lies in this
area is because everyday we live and breathe Human Rights. They are the key
component to the survival of humans no matter how rich or poor one can
become, whatever race you are, which ever language you speak or wherever you
live. The reason why the world is debating on every issue despite it be of
economic, social, environmental or political it has got to do with Human
Rights at the end of the day. The reason why there is chaos is because there
is inequality and violations of Human Rights.
As I have briefly said "Human Rights are cross cutting", For example; I come
from the Pacific Island, Papua New Guinea, which is the first country to have
climate refugees from the Cartaret Island which is sinking. The world may
view climate change as an environmental issue but for my countrymen it is a
human right issue. Their right to life and to have a home is deprived.
Health can be a social issue however the people we are concerned to be are
humans, so it is still a Human right. Unemployment, Health, Asylum seekers
and etc. are not only political, economical and political issues, they are
tied down to Human Rights.
If we all strive everyday to ensure that every human being's rights are
respected and are equally valued then today we shouldn't be repetitive about
discussing the same all issues.
ActionsFor the past 8 years of my voluntary experience, I hosted a Radio/TV Program
through financial assistance from the United Nations Population Fund for
Youth and Adolescents' Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights on National
Radio at age 17. Through the talk-back show I engaged more than 3 million
listeners to talk about sexual education and social issues related publicly.
Topics covered were Teenage and Unwanted Pregnancy, Child Marriage, Child
Labour, HIV/AIDS, Cervical Cancer, Gender Based Violence. This changed the
mindset of seeing sex education as a taboo but a responsibility for everyone.
This lead me to speak to parliamentary members lobbying to fund for Sexual
Health Programs in their provinces at the PNG Parliamentary Forum on
Population and Sustainable Development. All this was done under voluntary
I also have trained Youths from ages 15-29 on Sexual Reproductive Health,
Human Rights, Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Primary Schools, High Schools,
Rural Communities and Urban Settlements in Port Moresby. I volunteered as a
Peer Educator with PNG National YWCA trained 68 young women and 36 young men
on Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Public Speaking, Sexual reproductive
Health and Traditions and Cultures that Place Value in Women.
In my capacity as an executive of the Commonwealth Youth Council-
Representative for Special Interest Groups, I have aided the establishment of
the Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network, Commonwealth Youth
Health Network and I'm a member of the Commonwealth Gender Equality Network
and the Royal Commonwealth Society. This platforms are at the
Pan-Commonwealth level representing 1.2 billion youth between 15-29 in the 53