PAPUA NEW GUINEA
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Equality Institute was engaged by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a collaborative project with the Department for Community Development and Religion (DfCDR) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and with finance from the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). This report presents the global data on the nature and causes of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and what the evidence tells us works to effectively prevent and respond to the epidemic.
The report also presents the pervasiveness of GBV in PNG and the important work done so far in response to the issue. The report asks why, given all the concerted efforts by many stakeholders across the country, does the situation remain so dire for many women and girls (and in some cases also men and boys)? The answer to this question lies in the findings of the Baseline Survey, which highlights the current challenges in GBV work in PNG. The report then explores The new National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence 2016-2025 (National GBV Strategy) and its potential to address the root causes of GBV and result in better outcomes for women and girls, and PNG society as a whole.