16 Mar 2018 TRUKAI COMMUNITY AWARD ANNOUNCED
She was nominated for her role in the community as a very active anti-violence and women’s advocate for more than 10 years. Her focus is on ending gender based and sorcery related violence through the ‘Senisim Pasin Campaign’. In 2015, Ruth was asked to help set up the Sorcery National Action Plan for the government.
Ruth is the Director of Operation to the Papua New Tribal Foundation, a local and internationally based NGO that develop strategic partnerships and models to help solve problems faced by everyday Papua New Guineans. They have a variety of programs that strategically address health and education needs in Papua New Guinea. You can learn more about their programs [https://pngtribe.org/
Picture Caption (L-R): Westpac PNG Managing Director, Adrian Hughes; 2018 WOW Award Winner & 2018 Trukai Community Award Winner, Ruth Julie Kissam & Trukai Industries Corporate Affairs Manager, Ancilla Wrakuale.