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Brisbane Trivia Night 2024: Celebrating Femili PNG’s 10th Anniversary

About the Event

Join us on Friday 28th June for an exciting night of trivia to celebrate Femili PNG’s 10th anniversary! All funds raised will support services for survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG.

Arrive at the Brunswick Hotel from 6:15pm for a 6:45pm start to the trivia night. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase from the bistro.

Tickets for the event are:

  • Individual tickets: $25
  • Table of 5: $115
  • Table of 10: $220
  • Students & children: $20

Please note that ticket numbers are limited – purchase yours early before they run out!

There will be an auction on the night, with raffle tickets and merchandise also available for purchase.

The table who raises the most funds at our trivia night will also win a prize! Get a head start by adding a donation when purchasing your tickets.

A special thank you to Murray Henman, who is hosting the trivia night for us!

Celebrating Femili PNG’s 10th Anniversary

Tackling family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea is complex. Survivors need support accessing safe accomodation, medical assistance, law and justice interventions, financial and vocational resources, and more. Community leaders need training to deliver services; and families need education to address violence in their day-to-day lives.

Navigating the complex care and justice systems can be challenging for survivors to do on their own. Born out of a Médecins Sans Frontières project at the Angau Hospital Family Support Centre in Lae, Femili PNG was established in 2013 to help survivors access assistance from the many different service providers. They were the first Papua New Guinean organisation to take a case management approach to supporting survivors of violence.

When a survivor first comes in contact with Femili PNG, a trained caseworker will work with them to determine their personal goals – whether it be to transfer to safe accommodation, file a police report, access medical care, take out a protection order, or seek a child welfare intervention. The caseworker then assists them to achieve these goals through a series of follow-up consultations, both with the client and any relevant, complementary, service providers. Survivors are empowered to make decisions relating to their own well-being and safety, with caseworkers assisting them and advocating for their rights within the system.

Since welcoming their first client on 25th July 2014, Femili PNG has assisted over 6,700 survivors of family and sexual violence to access the care they need. Their organisation has grown from just 7 staff in Lae to 61 staff across three locations. Services expanded to Port Moresby in 2018 under the Bel isi PNG initiative, where they also operate a safe house; and to Goroka in 2021 after noticing an increasing number of survivors travelling to access services.

In addition to providing case management assistance, Femili PNG undertakes extensive outreach to raise awareness about family and sexual violence and what help is available. They train community leaders on how to effectively support survivors in locations they can’t reach directly; and collaborate closely with other service providers to enhance their impact.

Join us in celebrating Femili PNG’s 10th Anniversary at our Brisbane Trivia night!

About FemiliPNG Australia

FemiliPNG Australia was established in 2015 as 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. That’s why we’re so committed to putting Femili PNG at the centre of all our work – with them leading the way, and us operating in support.

Our close partnership with Femili PNG makes our organisations stronger. Femili PNG provides a deep understanding of the PNG context and expertise in case management. FemiliPNG Australia provides difficult-to-source technical, project, fundraising, and financial skills to complement Femili PNG’s work. This allows us to support the delivery of an extremely effective, high-quality service for survivors of family and sexual violence.

We apply all profits and income towards activities that support survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG and improve their access to services.

Tax Time Giving

All donations made to FemiliPNG Australia support Femili PNG’s life-changing work. By donating to us at our trivia night, you can also claim a deduction on this year’s tax return!

Use the calculator on our website to estimate the amount you’ll get back at tax time when you donate to FemiliPNG Australia this financial year.

FemiliPNG Australia (ABN 41 706 886 372) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the ATO. Australian donations over $2 are tax deductible.

All funds raised will support Femili PNG to link survivors of family and sexual violence with the services they need.

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