Digicel PNG Foundation is pleased to launch the Men of Honour anti-violence advocacy program which will utilize the 14 winners and finalists from the recent Men of Honour Awards. The advocacy program, set to run from May to the 2015 awards in March of next year, will be conducted in various schools, universities, youth and church groups throughout the country. With the aim of creating conversations of change to address how we can overcome and minimize violence in Papua New Guinea, the key message of the advocacy program is to use the Men of Honour’s positive behavior and status as good role models to influence change in society. “Our vision of change is to create more Men of Honour and good, positive role models in our communities so that we create a generation of honourable men in Papua New Guinea working collectively to overcome violence. Men are crucial to the anti-violence conversation and therefore we must involve them and continue to encourage the ones who are doing great things to create change within their spheres of influence. Our advocacy program compliments the efforts of the Men of Honour who are already carrying out their own anti-violence initiatives,” said Beatrice Mahuru CEO of Digicel PNG Foundation. After the announcement of the winners in March this year, the Men of Honour returned to their respective communities in their home provinces and commenced their various initiatives. Winner of the 2015 Man of Honour Award, Jimmy Drekore, started his anti-violence campaign with awareness talks at the Kerowagi Secondary School in Simbu Province and the University of Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province and an essay competition with the topic, How can we address violence in PNG? Meanwhile the other Men of Honour winners and finalists have carried out awareness in the spaces of sports, education, leadership and business. Digicel PNG Foundation acknowledges the great work that these men have carried out through the Men of Honour campaign and will continue to support their efforts.