We have compiled some relevant resources and documents for those interested in FSV in PNG.


Oxfam PNG video on the Nana Kundi Crisis Centre in Maprik, East Sepik Province

Violence against women in PNG – ‘they hit her, kicked her’ – video

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) video on Essential services for women and girls who experience violence


Open Eye: Crying Meri (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0239kr9)

Family and Sexual Violence: Experiences and Responses in Australia and Papua New Guinea, April 2017


Crying Meri: photo project on FSV in PNG by Vlad Sokhin(http://www.vladsokhin.com/work/crying-meri/)

Blogs and reports

Ume Wainetti on FSV in PNG(http://devpolicy.org/combatting-family-and-sexual-violence-in-png-20130607/)

Oxfam PNG data on gender-based violence response(http://devpolicy.org/in-brief/new-details-from-oxfam-on-gender-violence-response-in-png-20140715/)

Violence against women in PNG: how men are getting away with murder(https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/violence-against-women-png-how-men-are-getting-away-murder)

ChildFund report: Stop Violence Against Women and Children in Papua New Guinea(http://www.childfund.org.au/publications/stop-violence-against-women-and-children-papua-new-guinea)

UN Multicountry Study on Men and Violence(http://www.partners4prevention.org/node/515)

Blog post summary of PNG findings from UN report(http://devpolicy.org/why-do-some-men-rape-looking-for-reasons-behind-gender-based-violence-in-asia-and-the-pacific-20130918/)

Bashed Up- Family Violence in Papua New Guinea: a report by Human Rights Watch(https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/11/04/bashed/family-violence-papua-new-guinea)

Femili PNG submission to the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into Violence Against Women and Children in Papua New Guinea

A submission to the inquiry of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Standing Committee into the human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region

Medecins sans Frontieres – Return to Abuser

Sexual Crimes Against and Exploitation of Children and the Law in Papua New Guinea

Health Services for Gender-Based Violence: Médecins Sans Frontières Experience Caring for Survivors in Urban Papua New Guinea

An Analysis of Judicial Sentencing Practices in Sexual  & Gender-Based Violence Cases in the Pacific Island Region

PNG Women’s Directory

The Hybrid Courts of Melanesia: A Comparative Analysis of Village Courts of Papua New Guinea, Island Courts of Vanuatu and Local Courts of Solomon Islands

PNG laws and government documents

Papua New Guinea National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence 2016-2025

Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation Related Violence – National Action Plan (need to check if public)

Village Courts Act 1989

Village Courts Amendment Act 2014

Village Court Regulations 1974

District Courts Act 1963

Family Protection Act 2013

Family Protection Regulation 2017

Practice Directions – Family and Sexual Violence Protection Order Rules

Lukautim Pikinini Act 2015