Gender-Based and Sorcery-Related Violence in Papua New Guinea: An analysis of data collected from Oxfam partners 2013-2016

Author/s: Verena Thomas,Jackie Kauli, Patrick Rawstorne (Queensland University of Technology)
Gender-Based and Sorcery-Related Violence in Papua New Guinea: An analysis of data collected from Oxfam partners 2013-2016

A report of the analysis of data on 6,176 incidents of gender-based or sorcery accusation-related violence between 2013-2016 in Papua New Guinea was launched by Oxfam and its local partners on 20 November 2017.  The data has been collected by seven women’s and human rights defenders’ organisations working across five provinces in Papua New Guinea.  These organisations are Oxfam partners in the Gender Justice Program supported by Pacific Women and the Australian Nongovernment Organisation Cooperation Program.  These organisations provide safe houses, counselling and crisis support to survivors of violence.  The data analysis seeks to understand the type of violence inflicted, who is impacted and who are the perpetrators reported to these organisations.

Improved understanding of the nature of gender-based and sorcery accusation-related violence provides opportunities for Oxfam, its partners and others working in Papua New Guinea to influence the ongoing debate on these issues.  Better understanding of the nature of gender-based violence will help in the design and implementation of effective programs.


OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS RESEARCH:
  • Publisher: Oxfam
  • Date Published: November 20, 2017
  • Search keywords: Violence, Violence Against Women, Sorcery, Sorcery Accusation Related Violence, QUT, Oxfam

TOPICS:
Ending Violence against Women, Oxfam, Pacific Women, Papua New Guinea, PNG