Papua New Guinea: Violence against women: never Inevitable, never acceptable!

Papua New Guinea: Violence against women: never Inevitable, never acceptable!

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Index Number: ASA 34/002/2006
Date Published: 3 September 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Papua New Guinea

This report explores how the State and civil society in Papua New Guinea are responding to gender-based violence against women. All States have a duty under international human rights law to prevent, prohibit and punish violence against women and to provide redress. Amnesty International found that in practice the Government of Papua New Guinea has done little to fulfil this obligation. Papua New Guinea ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) over a decade ago yet women continue to be denied their enjoyment of human rights because of gender-based discrimination.


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