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

Putt, Judy; Dinnen, Sinclair


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 a study undertaken in Papua...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f5a0213a83c0
Access Rights: Open Access


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