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Japan U-20 Women's National Team adds their voices to the “SANAP WANTAIM”

Port Moresby: With the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup only 3 days after from opening, the Japan U-20 Women’s National Team, announced that they join with the youth of Papua New Guinea who are standing together to make the public spaces of Port Morseby safe for women and girls, and say “Yumi Sanap Wantaim!”

“The commitment of the Japan U-20 Women’s National Team to join our youth is extremely commendable.” Stated Governor of Port Moresby, the Honorable Powes Parkop. He went on to say: "In PNG, it is our women who are driving change in their lives, their homes, their communities, cities and their country. They are paving for a new normal: a future where our young people especially girls feel safe and treated equally.”

Japan Team Captain, Norimatsu Ruka stated: “Our entire team stands togethers with the young men and women of Papua New Guinea who are working so hard to make their homes, communities, cities and country safe for women and girls. We say 'Yumi Sanap Wantaim!'". She added: "People may say we are champions when we win a game, but we are real champions when we work together to change the world.”

“The Japan U-20 Women’s team joined immediately when we asked” said Dr. Jeffery Buchanan, UN Women PNG Country Director, adding, “We have had a tremendous response from all the World Cup teams. The positive message of “Sanap Wantaim” resonates with everyone. We are so proud to be joined by these amazing athletes in making the world safer for women and girls.”
The Japanese U20 Women’s National Team or “Little Nadeshiko” will play their first game of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on November 13th against Nigeria.
About the Sanap Wantaim Campaign:

A solidarity campaign established to rally men and boys throughout the city to stand side by side with women and girls as partners and allies, the campaign seeks to make the city safe for women and girls and inspire awareness, advocacy to action. The campaign calls upon men and boys, women and girls from all walks of life to conceive and implement activities that will embrace their role in making the city safe and drive the ambitious goals of the campaign. http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/…/countries/png/sanap-wantaim
On Facebook: Sanap Wantaim Capaign

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