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Women’s World – GBV: the Legal and Policy Environment – Episode 4

Welcome to Women’s World, in this edition we look at the legal and policy environment of family and sexual violence.

In the first segment, we visit the Boroko Police Station Family and Sexual Violence Unit where we speak to Senior Constable Julianne Epe, who tells us how this pilot project has grown over the years, serving more and more survivors of family and sexual violence.

In the second segment we visit the family and sexual violence unit in Tari in the Hela Province, where Sargent Alice Arigo gives us an insight on the situation on the ground. She also urges women and girls to come out and seek help if their encountering violence.

We also look at how the village court in Hela Province is assisting in addressing Family and Sexual Violence in villages around the province.

This edition also features the Papua New Guinea Development Law Association or PNDLA, which is one legal organisation that has been dealing with many cases of family and sexual violence.

PNGDLA is the first and only community legal aid centre, providing free legal services to HIV related matters and survivors of family violence. In this episode, we speak to Dr Moale Kariko who tells us more about the organisation.

We also speak Principle Solicitor Mr Gilbert Anis, who explains to us the legal perspective of pursuing a family and sexual violence case as well as what Interim Protection Order is and the process of obtaining one.

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

In this special season, we share more about Men as Champions of Change, Economic Empowerment, Empowering Youth and Adolescents and many more.

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