Addressing gendered violence in Papua New Guinea: opportunities and options

Negar Ashtari Abay, Kathleen Kuehnast, Gordon Peake, Melissa Aviva Demian

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Each year, more than 1.5 million women and girls in Papua New Guinea experience gender-based violence tied to intercommunal conflict, political intimidation, domestic abuse, and other causes. It is, according to a 2023 Human Rights Watch report, “one of the most dangerous places to be a woman or girl.” Bleak as this may seem, it is not hopeless. USIP’s new report identifies several promising approaches for peacebuilding programming to reduce gender-based violence and effect meaningful and lasting change in Papua New Guinea.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherUnited States Institute of Peace
Commissioning bodyUnited States Institute of Peace
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781601279347
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2024

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NameSpecial report


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