By Serahlyne Tambui (DWU Journalism Student)
A week-long workshop being held in Lae is looking at helping police improve on ways to lessen child sexual violence.
More than 20 police officers have been attending this workshop, which is the fifth workshop held in Papua New Guinea, and the first in Lae.
The workshop will provide interviewing skills and techniques for police officers to help children who have been severely abused.
“This is an opportunity for them to make a difference and change what’s happening in PNG for the better,” says Glenn McNeill from Child Safety and Sexual Crime Group.
Police officers who are attending this workshop are now having a fair idea on how to deal with cases of child sexual violence.
“This workshop is very helpful to interview children who can speak for him or herself at the age of 4 to 16,” says Goroka Senior Constable, Prosephine Kalinau.
“It gives a fair idea in interviewing children and taking perpetrators to court.”