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Insecurity in the Southern Highlands: the nature, triggers and consequences of violence in Hela region

Kopi, Michelle; Hinton, Rachael; Robinson, Sarah; Maiap, Sylvia; Guman, Yanny


"Violence is widely perceived to be a serious problem in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but there is substantial geographical variation and data is limited on the nature and causes of violence. There is some evidence to suggest that violent trauma is a leading cause of injury and death in PNG, and in some parts of the Highlands provinces, trauma is the leading cause of death amongst adults and a large proportion of injuries are intentionally inflicted ..." - page 1

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2011
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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