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Studying ways to address family violence in PNG

22nd May 2018

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Low-income women living in Papua New Guinea (PNG) face many societal and financial hurdles that limit their ability to seek government or societal help in addressing family and sexual violence, according to new research from ANU.

In many cases of family violence, women fear losing family income if the partner is sentenced to jail, according to the study of over 500 participants from Lae in PNG that was conducted through a partnership between ANU and the University of Papua New Guinea. Additionally, women living in Lae’s informal settlements often must pay fees to local leaders or committee members to hear their cases of domestic violence.

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