A dream from the heart

To mark Papua New Guinea’s 20 Days of Human Rights Activism, UN Women has launched the ‘My Dream’ music video. Composed by Jobecca Watinga, a final year accounting student at the University of Papua New Guinea, the song won a competition run by UN Women as part of the Sanap Wantaim (‘Stand Together’) campaign to promote Port Moresby as a safe city for women and girls.

‘I am from a loving Christian home, where it’s peaceful with no exposure to violence. However, this is not the same for many. The song is about the dreams of many young girls in Papua New Guinea for the future we want: a safe, violence-free society,’ said Jobecca.

Girls from Marianville Secondary School, who first listened to the song during Sanap Wantaim campaign activities, were touched by the lyrics which reflect their dream of a safe city where they can freely move around without fear of intimidation or harassment. They joined forces with Jobecca and the Sanap Wantaim team to make a music video showing solidarity for ending violence against women and girls.

The Sanap Wantaim campaign seeks to bring together men and women, boys and girls, as allies and partners in making Port Moresby safe for everyone. It is funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Government through the Pacific Women program.

Jobecca Watinga singing ‘My Dream’ at Marianville Secondary school, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Photo credit: UN Women.

Access the song via these links:

Music video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfr5uojOTsk&feature=youtu.be

Audio: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvgsof2cxi5zbr3/My%20Dream.mp3?dl=0