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Old 21-09-2002, 11:24 AM
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Domestic Violence, well and truly alive here in PNG!

A World Health organisation database on violence against Papua New Guinean women (1984-1998) in the State of the World's Children 2000 report, states that the percentage of women who have been physically assaulted, not including sexual abuse or rape is 56.1 percent.

this is prevalence of violence against women by an intimate male partner in any relationship.

Statistics from the Individual Rights Advocacy Forum (ICRAF) 1997-1998 Statistics and Case Studies states that 74 percent of cases reported to their Women's Desk, involve women seeking assistance from domestic violence.

Calls were made to push for proper legislation and networking to address the prevalent incidence of domestic violence in the country. Last month, women leaders made the same calla gain, after a woman was chopped to death in a PMV by her defacto partner.

The enforcement of tougher laws against family violence and passing of the domestic law are necessary would give powers to the police to charge men who commit all forms of violence; emotional; sexual and psychological.

Take a look at the graph, Papua New Guinea is the second highest in the world next to Uganda....not good ! our poor poor women.
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