Papua New Guinea: Women Human Rights Defenders In Action

Papua New Guinea: Women Human Rights Defenders In Action

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Index Number: ASA 34/004/2006
Date Published: 3 September 2006
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Papua New Guinea

Although gender-based violence is pervasive in Papua New Guinea, many women are also active and vocal agents of change, engaged in a struggle to build safer homes and communities. Although they are grossly under-represented in national and provincial parliaments, in local government, in village courts, in the police force and judiciary, they continue to work towards the prevention of gender-based violence and effective redress for victims. This document uses illustrative examples to show the work being undertaken by some of them.


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