Women in Papua New Guinea suffering in silence


Doctors without borders Head of Mission, Angelika Herb, reflects on her year in Papua New Guinea.

“PNG was quite unique for me. Despite my experience, the levels of family and sexual violence stunned me. I had never been exposed to this kind of violence in a non-conflict area.

“Different from all my previous experiences, the violence we treated in Papua New Guinea happened in the places people should be the safest in their homes and communities. And a large amount of the individual serious cases were repeat abuse,” said Angelika.

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