New approaches to tackling gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
Image by Femili PNG

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 19 May 2016


Barton Theatre , Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Anna Solomon, Secretary, Department for Community Development and Religion, PNG; Denga Ilave, Operations Manager for Femili PNG; Kymberley Kepore, Chief Executive Officer of the Oil Search Foundation.


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Rates of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea are among the highest in the world, with some estimating that 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. Children are also significantly affected. While much is said about the levels of violence, less is heard about important work being done in all sectors of Papua New Guinea to address this pervasive issue. The new approaches being taken warrant broader attention both within and outside of Papua New Guinea.

At this event, the Development Policy Centre and the Lowy Institute brought together a panel of exceptional Papua New Guinean leaders from government, civil society and the private sector.

Anna Solomon is Secretary Community Development and leading the government response. Denga Ilave is Operations Manager for Femili PNG, the PNG NGO that runs the innovative Lae Case Management Centre. Kymberly Kepore is CEO of Oil Search Foundation, which has made gender-based violence one of its top priorities.

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