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Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
Researchers from Australian National University, University of Papua New Guinea and the Lae University of Technology explored the connections between women’s experiences of seeking support to address family and sexual violence and their children’s well-being and opportunities for education.
This post presents the findings on the relationship between the women in the study and the police, including the reasons they did or did not seek police help.
This blog post shares some emerging findings on the impact of FSV on school attendance, and the strategies used by schools to assist students experiencing periods of violence.
Family protection orders were introduced in Papua New Guinea by the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2013 with the aim of improving access to justice and the protection of and support for victims of domestic and family violence. This report details the results of a study...
Violence against children is at endemic levels across Pacific island nations and Timor-Leste. Millions of children experience exceptionally high levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect.
The authors conducted research in Lae for three weeks in April to explore the connections between women’s experiences of seeking support to address family and sexual violence (FSV) in their lives, and their children’s wellbeing and opportunities for education.
Violence against women is widespread in Papua New Guinea (PNG), particularly in the Highlands region, and has been demonstrated to be reinforced by customs such as polygyny. While resource extraction projects provide an important opportunity to achieve national and regional development, new wealth flows introduced...