Learn more about family and sexual violence in PNG

Crying Meri by Vlad Sokhin
From Vlad Sokhin’s photographic series on GBV in PNG, Crying Meri.

We’ve compiled a list of resources here for those who are interested in learning more about the issue of family and sexual violence (FSV) in PNG. If you have anything that you think we should add to this list, contact us.


 Ume Wainetti speaks at ANU on FSV in PNG

Cathy Rimbao on community policing and FSV in Lae at ANU

Kamalini Lokuge at the ANU PNG Update on case management for FSV survivors

MSF video on FSV in Lae

Oxfam PNG video on the Nana Kundi Crisis Centre in Maprik, East Sepik Province

Violence against women in PNG – ‘they hit her, kicked her’ – video


Open Eye: Crying Meri

Lowy podcast: Extreme challenges facing women in PNG and the Pacific

Interview with Dr Linda Van Leeuwen on how PNG business can help on gender violence


Ume Wainetti on FSV in PNG

Jo Chandler on violence against PNG women accused of witchcraft

Follow-up story: What To Do About ‘Witchcraft’


Crying Meri: photo project on FSV in PNG by Vlad Sokhin


Combatting the family and sexual violence epidemic in Papua New Guinea: A submission to the inquiry of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Standing Committee [pdf] (summary here)

Oxfam PNG data on gender-based violence response

Violence against women in PNG: how men are getting away with murder

ChildFund report: Stop Violence Against Women and Children in Papua New Guinea

MSF report: Hidden and neglected–the medical and emotional needs of survivors of family and sexual violence in PNG

UN Multicountry Study on Men and Violence

Blog post summary of PNG findings from UN report

Bashed Up- Family Violence in Papua New Guinea: a report by Human Rights Watch