The threat of violence is a daily reality for many women and girls living in Papua New Guinea. Here, violence against women is very common and is considered part of life in families, communities and society. Oxfam works closely with our partner Lifeline to provide women and girls who are threatened by violence with crisis accommodation, legal advice, counselling and access to healthcare services.
“My second husband, he’s … like animal. He abused me. Sometimes he get knife to threaten me. That’s why I went here for Lifeline to help me. I had a place to stay …and I had someone to talk to about my problems. I feel safe.” — Margaret Maino, Lifeline beneficiary,
Papua New Guinea