The 1-Tok Kaunselim Helpim line is in its 2nd year of operation and has overwhelming statistics for victims of Gender Based Violence.
They provide counselling over the telephone and also assist in getting victims in touch with service providers like hospitals, police or safe houses.
Statistics collected over the 2 years showed that the top issue was family and sexual violence.
In 2 years of operation the 1-tok counselling helpim line has counselled 1400 clients.
They recently held a workshop in Port Moresby to see what the best was forward was for the hotline that is a free toll number. Their statistics showed Central Province had the highest number of calls only because of intensive awareness by social workers.
In more than half of the gender based violence cases reported to the hotline the perpetrators was an intimate partner.
The free toll number 7150 8000.