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Women’s World – Counselling & Care for Survivors of family and Sexual Violence – Episode 3

In this episode we look closely at Counselling and Care of Survivors of Family and Sexual Violence.

We look at how trauma from violence can affect a person, and the importance of counselling. We speak with Ume Wainetti from the Family Action Violence Committee as well as clinical psychologist Dr Amie Frewan.

Also featured in this edition is the PNG Counsellors Association, with President Susan Satae, who tells us more about the development of counsellors in Papua New Guinea.

We also look at counselling via the hotline called 1-tok kauselin helpim lain, where you can get free counselling via a phone call.

Since its establishment, this counselling hotline has received over 2,000 calls – half of the callers are men.

City Mission is one organisation that has been dealing with survivors of family and sexual violence, one of its key role is providing counselling from a holistic approach.

Reverend Ronald Brown, the CEO of City Mission tells us that counselling involves a more deeper healing thus it is considered as vital for a person to live a normal life.

Thank you for watching this special edition of Women’s World, highlighting Gender Based Violence prevention and response in Papua New Guinea.

Coming up in this special season, we share more about The Legal and Policy Environment, Men as Champions of Change, Economic Empowerment, Empowering Youth and Adolescents and many more.

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