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BSP PNG | BSP staff and management nationwide turned up to work today (Thursday 02nd July, 20020) wearing black to observe #Black Thursday.

In joining a call to action by the CIMC Family Sexual Violence Action Committee (CIMC FSVAC) to join the global movement to end violence of all forms, BSP staff nationwide went to work today in black to observe and stand against all forms of violence, especially family, sexual and gender-based violence.

BSP staff will wear black every Thursday for the month of July starting this Thursday 2nd July, 2020 .

BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming, CSM says we are a family at BSP and as family members, community and church members and leaders in our industry, profession and personal capacity; we must take a strong stand against all forms of violence.

“We strongly feel that it is our moral obligation to provide support to our staff who are victims or survivors of family and sexual violence in providing a safer and more supportive organisational climate,” said Mr Fleming.

For many, the violence they suffer is unheard or unseen, and therefore unknown and it may take years for them to build the courage to do something about the violence they are victims of or even speak to someone about it.

General Manager Human Resources, Hari Rabura said: “#BlackThursdays will give voice to many victims and if anything this campaign’s positive and reaffirming messages to those suffering in silence tells them loud and clear that we care and that we will support them.”

Another strong advocate, General Manager, Digital, Nuni Kulu said: “I stand in support of #BlackThursdays to be a change agent to stop GBV because it is the right thing to do. We all are responsible for the change starting at home and as professionals and as responsible corporate citizens.”

In recognising the need to provide a safe organisational environment for BSP Staff, the BSP Chief has played an active and integral part in setting up of Bel isi PNG since 2014 and he continues to do so in his capacity as the co-chair of Bel isi PNG Steering Committee. Bel isi PNG is an innovative public, private and civil society partnership to address family and sexual violence.

In May 2019, BSP undertook another incredibly challenging and socially ambitious initiative and launched its first Group Family & Sexual Violence Policy.

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Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region. We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGKK23.050 billion BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

 80+ Branches
 13 Premium Service Centres
 40+ Sub Branches
 590+ Agents
 520+ ATMs
 13,000+ EFTPoS

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lavina Mul | Manager – PR & Communications| Email: lmul@bsp.com.pg
or Email: PR@bsp.com.pg
Gorethy Semi | Head of Marketing and PR | Email: gsemi@bsp.com.pg

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