Preliminary Evaluation of Femili PNG’s Goroka case management outpost: February 2021 – January 2022


Friends of Femili PNG is pleased to release the Evaluation Report into the first year of operations of Femili PNG’s Goroka case management Outpost (1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022).

The Evaluation sought to review Femili PNG’s services provided to family and sexual violence (FSV) and sorcery accusation-related violence (SARV) survivors in Goroka. The effectiveness of Femili PNG’s collaboration with partners and service providers was also considered and recommendations made for the future of the Outpost.

Femili PNG’s Goroka Case management Outpost. Source: Femili PNG

Despite the devastating effects of COVID-19 in Goroka in late 2021, Femili PNG’s two Outpost caseworkers provided case management services to 98 survivors of FSV or SARV through 862 consultations in the first year of operations. Survivors were assisted with obtaining protection orders, safe accommodation, police interventions and medical assistance, among other services needed.

Femili PNG initially faced some challenges in establishing the Outpost as part of the referral pathway but has largely been welcomed by service providers and partners as a valuable addition to services for survivors in EHP. Service providers and partners particularly valued Femili PNG’s assistance in complex cases, partner resourcing, sharing of data through stakeholder meetings, and skills transfer in case management.

Femili PNG’s Goroka case management Outpost was initially established with funding under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. Ongoing support for the Outpost has been provided by Friends of Femili PNG and by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program.

The full Preliminary Evaluation Report is available here.

If you are a survivor of FSV or SARV in Goroka requiring assistance, contact Femili PNG’s Goroka Outpost.