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We further work to advocate for women’s rights and to challenge existing attitudes, behaviours, stigmas and misinformation on violence and abuse.

In September 2014, to coincide with the first anniversary of the PNG Family Protection Act 2013, we launched the Meri Toksave was was a winner of the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge at the Harvard World Model United Nations in March 2013 and awarded a Resolution Fellowship.

Malai also thanked all the people and groups who helped take care of them including Roai, and also Dianne Pombuai and Peter Werei and family for providing accommodation, and others who have given in cash and kind.

My mother and father were very inspirational in my life.

Seeing my mother as a New Zealand woman coming and living in Papua New Guinea in the village – always seeing that she was different from everybody else but she was still able to humble herself and be there with everybody.

‘Dirty Dons’ admit that two thirds of their victims are women. A security guard sits on a billiard table in one of the night clubs of Port Moresby.

Most of the cases of violence against women happen on a weekend, when much of the male population of Papua New Guinea gets very drunk after the work week. Helen lost her leg during a fight with her drunk husband, Alai.

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