Some women don’t survive family and sexual violence. But those who do — like Jasmin*, pictured above — carry the physical and emotional scars of their abuse with them for the rest of their lives. And while gender-based violence affects women first and foremost, it hurts the whole community.
*Name changed to protect identity
Working with local partners, we’re giving survivors urgent support such as emergency shelter, as well as investing in long-term solutions that address the root causes of violence.
help provide women and children escaping violence with food, water and emergency shelter in a safe house.
help provide counselling, referral and legal support services for survivors of sexual assault in Papua New Guinea.
help deliver programs to men and boys in Papua New Guinea, designed to reduce violence and create a safer environment for women and children.
Veronica, Director, Family for Change
“Inap nau violence, inap nau abuse in the home, enough of this.”
Grace, Matron, Lifeline Port Moresby
“I do this work because
I was once a survivor too.”
Eriko, support service director
“My whole idea is to protect life. I don’t want women to be killed.”
In Australia, multiple organisations are offering confidential and 24-hour support regarding sexual abuse and family violence. If you or someone you know needs support, please reach out to one of these services.
All photos: Patrick Moran / OxfamAUS
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