#RunforFemiliPNG 2024


On Sunday 7th April 2024, the #RunforFemiliPNG team will be lacing up our running shoes for the Canberra Times Marathon Festival! All funds raised will support survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea to access the help they need.

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Raising funds for Femili PNG

While violence affects us all, violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world.1 Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime. In PNG, that rate increases to 2 in 3.2 Addressing family and sexual violence in PNG is complex. Survivors need support getting back on their feet after violent experiences; and communities need help implementing strategies to prevent violence.

Since opening their first case management centre in 2014, Femili PNG have supported over 6,100 survivors to access safe accommodation, medical support, law and justice interventions, financial support, and more. They now operate free support services in Lae, Port Moresby and Goroka. They also operate the Bel isi PNG Safe House in Port Moresby.

In addition to their case management services, 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.

As an Australian support organisation for Femili PNG, FemiliPNG Australia recognise that local people, communities, and organisations are best placed to respond to the needs of Papua New Guinean families. For this reason, all funds raised by our running team go directly towards supporting Femili PNG’s life-changing services.

Join the #RunforFemiliPNG team

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival will take place on Sunday 7th April at John Dunmore Lang Place, Parkes ACT. A variety of distances are available to suit runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The FemiliPNG Australia team would love for you to get involved, have fun and raise funds for a great cause!

Ready to run for Femili PNG at the Canberra Times Marathon Festival? Signing up is a two-step process:

Step 1: All runners and walkers must register for the Canberra Times Marathon, via the event website.

Step 2: To join our #RunforFemiliPNG team and raise funds for our cause, you will also need to set up a Grassrootz fundraising page. You can sign up individually, or with your friends and family as a team!

Need help getting your page or team set-up? No problem – email us! Once you’ve signed up, remember to join our team Facebook group. Thank you, and good luck to all our runners and walkers this year!

Sign up by 30th November for your chance to win a 1kg bag of Femili PNG Coffee!

Prefer cheering to running? We’d love your support!

Consider sponsoring your favourite runner today. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting Femili PNG’s life-changing services.

As a free case management centre, Femili PNG relies on donations to ensure high quality, sustainable programs are available for survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG. Sponsoring a runner helps FemiliPNG Australia to continue supporting the operation of Femili PNG’s vital services well into the future. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer on race day

If you are keen to volunteer, we’d love to hear from you! We always need extra help taking photos, organising runners and preparing food for our team on race day. Email us at [email protected], or get in touch via the contact form below:

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