Putting Lae’s safe houses to work

One of the most satisfying things I have seen through my involvement with Femili PNG is the changed situation with regards to Lae’s safe houses. I first went to Lae with my colleague, Kamalini Lokuge, at her suggestion to look at what could be done by way of follow up to the MSF Family Support Centre project in Lae for survivors of family and sexual violence in February 2013. At that time, Lae’s two safe houses were not working well. Finding safe accommodation for a survivor was a major challenge.

Emily’s story

Emily* and her children were abused by Emily’s husband. With Femili PNG’s help they were able to escape the violence and go to court, where the husband was ordered to pay child support.

Fiona Gunn: CEO, Friends of Femili PNG

Fiona Gunn took up the role of Friends of Femili PNG’s CEO in December 2018. Fiona is based in Canberra and provides strategic, operational, policy and program support to Femili PNG. Fiona has a Masters … Read more