Oil Search Managing Director Peter Botten supports the need for leadership to address family and sexual violence FSV in the workplace

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The Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) hosted a forum at APEC Haus to launch their new Executive Women in Leadership program. The forum provided an opportunity for Peter Botten to speak about Oil Search’s support for Bel isi PNG and the organisation wide commitment to addressing family and sexual violence (FSV) through the workforce.

The story Peter told was deeply personal and recounted the many times he has witnessed the consequences of violence over 26 years working in PNG.

Peter encouraged all leaders to implement a workplace policy to assist with changing attitudes to violence, as well as subscribing to Bel isi PNG to offer support services to staff. Oil Search has implemented a workplace Domestic Violence policy and provides project management services free of charge to Bel isi PNG.

BCFW is a key partner in Bel isi PNG and offers support to organisations in addressing FSV through assistance with policy development and training FSV contact officers in the workplace. With funding from Bel isi PNG, BCFW has also designed and delivered gender sensitisation and responder training to G4S who operate the Meri Seif Line.

For more information on subscribing to Bel isi PNG please contact info@belisipng.org.pg.

For more information on Business Coalition for Women visit their website http://www.pngbcfw.org/.

Omar Dalagan