Help!-need opionions on violence against woman in advertisements.
September 17 2010 at 7:49 AM
I am a student, and I am currently doing some research on the reactions from men and woman of the way in which PNG uses advertisements on TV in particular to showcase Violence Against Woman. What I would like to find out are your reactions to these adverts and whether you think they are effective in our community and why do you think they have the adverts in such a way...For example showing a man hit a woman, could this be for shock value OR the advert where they are singing in the street "No violence against woman" where there is almost a carnival atmosphere happening, maybe the catchy tune is a good reminder? I dont know..
So if I could have 5mins of ur time and just tell me what you think of the advertising of violence against woman in PNG media has upon you..
Apologies if this sounds all over the place, any response will do.
Re: Help!-need opionions on violence against woman in advertisements.
September 17 2010, 1:48 PM
I think you need to approach it from all directions, ie, not just shock value and you need to show the consequences/effects etc of domestic violence. Also the TV medium is only available to a small crossection of the community.....so there needs to be a wide variety of media employed to raise awareness..and not isolated to TV.
1. Please check out those designated "meri seif" areas...are they serving their purposes? Are women using those places as places of refuge? I have no idea who owns the initiative. But check them out...they are in need of a visit if they are being utilised.
2. You can check out case laws from family courts district court registries or the national courts registries to obtain case laws. Ask a lawyer on the URL for this or you could stop at the national court library or legal libraries and inquire. Call the Legal Institute or PNG Law Society to advice you of the nearest Legal library close to you. These libraries are established for you so that you can exercise your constitutional right to information. As they say in court, ignorance is no excuse.
3. There is legislation on the rights of women which also addresses violence against women, you may need to check out the Community Affairs Department and Legal libraries, they are custodians to information, documents and proposals in those areas too.