Most Pacific Island countries have enacted domestic violence legislation and most include protection orders to prevent and reduce domestic and family violence. ANU researcher, Dr Judy Putt has analysed the data from almost three years from the Femili PNG Case Management Centre in Lae and met with justice service providers and women who have taken out protection orders. The report on this analysis finds that the uptake of interim protection orders is increasing and that the time taken to issue family protection orders is decreasing on average but that there is still more to do to improve the safety of survivors of family and domestic violence.
A full report on the initial pilot research from Lae which goes beyond the Femili PNG data is being prepared.
Read the Femili PNG data analysis report below or on: http://www.femilipng.org/protection-order-data/
Read the devpolicy blog on the experience of family protection orders in Lae below or on: http://www.devpolicy.org/family-protection-orders-in-lae-positive-signs-20181122/