Healing Papua New Guinea - A Study of Rule-of-Law Violations, Gender Violence and Tribal Violence in the Independent State of Papua New Guinea Dr. Mar
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Papua New Guinea is often ranked as likely the worst place in the world for violence against women; studies indicating that two thirds of all women in Papua New Guinea will suffer abuse at the hands of a partner. Even though the Family Protection Act was passed in 2013 - which criminalizes domestic violence and allows victims to obtain protection orders - enforcement remains weak and inconsistent; with police and prosecutors rarely pursuing investigations or criminal charges against people who commit family violence - even in cases of attempted murder, serious injury, or repeated rape - instead prefering to resolve such cases through mediation and/or payment of compensation... Violence by police and security forces is also a major issue in the country; with prisoners, refugees, women and children being the most frequent victims. Hence this book endeavours to improve rule-of-law, human rights and gender equality in Papua New Guinea; so that peace and prosperity can be manifested in this beautiful country.


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