Finding Freedom From Violence
EHFV worked with Martha and her brother-in-law to develop a safety plan for Martha.
Martha returned to her husband’s house with her brother-in-law and packed a small bag before moving to an EHFV safe house for two nights.
The staff at EHFV contacted her parents and arranged for Martha to return home, travelling over land and sea to be reunited with her family in her home village.
Thanks to EHFV, Martha was able to return safely home to her parents in just a week.
Sadly, there are many women like Martha and many of them are not as lucky.
EHFV is one of only a few domestic violence services in Papua New Guinea, a place where more than 2 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime. Services like EHFV struggle to keep up with demand.