family and sexual violence

Launch of a series of short films from the PNG Family Protection Order Research Project

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2021, the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) at The Australian National University will launch a series of short films from the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Family Protection Order (FPO) Research Project. After the films have been shown, guests are invited to meet the Canberra-based researchers and partners over refreshments in the foyer.

Dr Judy Putt discusses low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates

Last week, Dr Judy Putt from the Department of Pacific Affairs spoke to Tahlea Aualitia on ABC’s Pacific Beat program regarding the low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates.

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

Five PNG researchers share their research process during the 2019-20 research project on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea.

IB 2020/23 Sexual Violence Against Children in Papua New Guinea: What the Criminal Justice Data Tells Us

Sexual violence against children is a fraught, sensitive subject that is extremely difficult to raise without potentially causing further harm.

Reporting, Investigating and Prosecuting Family and Sexual Violence Offences in Papua New Guinea

This report presents findings of research conducted between June and October 2019 by a small team from the Australian National University (ANU), with the assistance of researchers based in Papua Ne

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