While violence affects us all, violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world.1 Globally, one in three women will experience violence in their lifetime. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), that rate increases to two in three.2 The reasons why family and sexual violence (FSV) happens are many and complex. Friends of Femili PNG and Femili PNG believe that complexity is not a barrier to action. Raising awareness, preventing, and responding to FSV is the path of hope and justice.
By implementing a workplace giving program at your organisation, you can help us to support survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG.
Our support to survivors of FSV
Femili PNG is a Papua New Guinean NGO that supports survivors of FSV in PNG. They operate case management centres in Lae, Port Moresby and Goroka, and the Bel isi Safe House in Port Moresby.
Over the past 9 years, Femili PNG has developed a strong track record of supporting survivors of FSV. Over 5,500 individuals have been provided with case management assistance, and have been able to access safe accommodation, medical support, law and justice interventions and other services. This has been achieved through close coordination with service providers and working to improve their capability through resourcing, training and case conferencing.
Friends of Femili PNG
Friends of Femili PNG (FFPNG) is an Australian support organisation for Femili PNG. We recognise that local people, local communities, and local organisations are best placed to respond to the needs of Papua New Guinean families.
Our focus, then, is on being a good partner. FFPNG provides technical expertise, governance, and financial support to assist Femili PNG to increase their organisational capability and impact.
We apply all profits and income towards activities that support survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG and improve their access to services.
What is Workplace Giving?
Employees make small, automatic donations from their pre-tax pay though their employer’s payroll system. Workplace Giving can be complemented by company donation matching.
Why Workplace Giving?
1. The value of the employee donation is increased.
Since employee donations are made from their pre-tax pay, the value of each donation is increased. A donation of $20 only costs between $11.00 and $16.20 to the employee (depending on their tax bracket), but Friends of Femili PNG receives $20. If the workplace matches the donation, we receive $40.
2. It supports survivors of FSV.
Workplace giving means Friends of Femili PNG receives a steady income stream to support Femili PNG’s vital services. This helps to ensure long-term and sustainable programs are available to survivors of FSV in PNG.
3. It enhances employee engagement and business performance.
Workplace giving provides an opportunity for businesses and employees to work together towards a PNG free of FSV. This helps staff to find a greater sense of purpose at work; and to feel proud of their employer. It serves as an opportunity to increase staff retention and productivity.
Workplace giving is also a great way for employers to establish credibility as genuine corporate citizens, and to enhance their social impact.
4. It’s one of the easiest ways for employees to make a big impact.
When employees sign up for workplace giving, their donations are managed completely through their payroll. This makes donating to FFPNG, and opting-in and -out, easy.
How to set up Workplace Giving?
You can support survivors of FSV in PNG by donating to Friends of Femili PNG (ABN 41 706 886 372). All donations go directly towards supporting Femili PNG’s life-changing services. Friends of Femili PNG is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Taxation Office.
Your payroll or accounting software can manage Workplace Giving. Simply set up Friends of Femili PNG as a vendor. Use these details:
|Donation reference:||WPG (your company name)|
|Account name:||Friends of Femili PNG Incorporated|
|Address:||C/- Development Policy Centre|
7 Liversidge Street
Australian National University
Acton, ACT 2601, Australia
|Phone:||02 6125 3446|
Friends of Femili PNG will provide quarterly email updates on how your donations have helped survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG.
You can sign up to the Friends of Femili PNG workplace giving program by contacting your organisation’s payroll team. Provide them with your name, contact information and employee information, and tell them how much you would like to donate each pay cycle.
You are also welcome to contact us for further information about our work, or for support navigating the workplace giving program.
Workplace Giving Resources
Phone (02) 6125 3446 or email [email protected] to learn more about Workplace Giving.
2. Fulu, E, Warner, X, Miedema, S, Jewkes, R, Roselli, T and Lang, J 2013. Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It? Quantitative findings from the United Nations Multi-country study on men and violence in Asia and the Pacific. Bangkok: UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV.