About

Femili PNG is a proudly Papua New Guinean non-government organisation that works to improve responses to family and sexual violence.

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Femili PNG works with clients, partners and communities to improve responses to family and sexual violence through case-management, partner support, training, monitoring, research and advocacy.

We aim to provide effective client services and foster strong partnerships to address family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.

Femili PNG began in 2014 by opening a case management centre in Lae. We opened our second centre in Port Moresby in 2018 as part of the Bel isi PNG Initiative. In 2021, we opened an outpost in Goroka.

These case management centres play a vital role in supporting survivors of violence to get the help they need.

Through this case management process, we empower survivors to determine their own needs and outcomes. We then advocate for clients and work with service providers to secure these outcomes.

Since opening our doors, we’ve had a big effect on the lives and well-being of survivors:

5,000+

survivors assisted

1,100+

people helped to find safe accommodation

6,000+

referrals to partners

79,000+

Papua New Guineas reached with outreach

Femili PNG is managed by a Board of PNG and Australian stakeholders. Nearly every staff member is a Papua New Guinean national.

We continue to work to improve the lives of survivors of family and sexual violence and offer our services for free.

Our vision

Femili PNG’s vision is to provide effective client services and foster strong partnerships to address family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.

Our mission

Femili PNG’s mission is to work with clients, partners and communities to improve responses to family and sexual violence through case management, partner support, training, monitoring, research and advocacy.

Our values

  • Respect: We respect and value local solutions, we seek to enhance local capacities, and we abhor discrimination.
  • Client-centred: We put the client first.
  • Trust: We work in ways which foster trust and goodwill with clients, families, communities, partners, donors and PNG Government agencies.
  • Dynamism and resilience: As an organisation, we foster dynamism, adaptability and resilience.
  • Learning: We engage with and support the use of evidence. We share our own lessons and look to learn from others as well.
  • Empowerment: We actively pursue opportunities to empower women and children and other marginalised people in PNG.
  • Professionalism: We recognise and value the professionalism, skills and experience of our staff and their contribution to institutional learning and development. We strive for excellence.
  • Discipline and probity: Creating change requires hard-work, sustained commitment and ethical behaviour.
  • Partnerships: We strive to build strong partnerships with PNG government agencies, civil society and private sector organisations, both in PNG and overseas, and donors.
  • Human rights: We value and support the basic human rights and central role of women within their community and in development.
  • Role of civil society: We value the operational freedom which stems from being a not-for-profit and civil society organisation. We support the development of strong civil society in PNG as an important force for positive change.

Strategic plans

Femili PNG regularly releases strategic plans that outline the organisation’s plans and priorities.

The current strategic plan outlines four priorities for Femili PNG. They are:

  1. As a national centre of excellence, provide effective and coordinated case management approaches for people experiencing family and sexual violence.
  2. Foster strong partnerships with other PNG government and civil society agencies to promote effective responses to family and sexual violence across PNG.
  1. Undertake operations and research-based advocacy, outreach and training to improve the response to family and sexual violence across PNG.
  2. Be a well-run and sustainable Papua New Guinean non-government organisation.