Sexual Violence Against Children in Papua New Guinea: What the Criminal Justice Data Tells Us

Judy Putt & Sinclair Dinnen
Sexual violence against children is a fraught, sensitive subject that is extremely difficult to raise without potentially causing further harm. As such, only a minority of incidents are reported to police. Still, cases are regularly brought to the attention of child protection authorities and police, as well as local community leaders and various justice fora. We do not have a clear picture of the consequences and outcomes from such reporting. This In Brief draws on...
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