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Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
Evaluates the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, which provides crisis counselling, advocacy, training and community education in Fiji.
As part of a series of Bible studies rooted in the importance of being relational in the Samoan culture, this study draws on the story of Hagar to explore its themes of power, gender inequality, and family violence and to connect the text with experiences...
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.
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Jo Chandler presents a devastating picture of the endemic violence against women in Papua New Guinea. She highlights the courageous efforts of PNG civil society to change attitudes and assist the victims, and the role Australia is playing to help...
The increase in cases of domestic violence in Samoa and the diaspora is slowly raising the public’s awareness of its impacts on the victims, who are overwhelmingly women and children. Because it is such a serious and growing social problem, it is a priority for...
The purpose of this research is to formulate a theologically coherent perspective on the complex social and moral questions facing contemporary Samoan society. It does so by constructing a contextual Samoan public theology, based on the core Samoan-Christian values of alofa (love), fa'aaloalo (respect), soalaupule...
Research conducted in small isolated island states in the South Pacific has been very limited in scope and frequency. This was particularly true in the Cook Islands, an archipelago of 15 tiny islands scattered across an area of the Pacific that was equivalent in size...