Flash – Papua New Guinea: Glimmers of change in land that #MeToo forgot – France 24 – “Five or six years ago” the police would not always take domestic and sexual violence seriously, she said. “That has changed a lot. The police are now helping us.”
She blames the introduction of alcohol — which was relatively uncommon in this part of Melanesia — for much of the abuse.
But also, the loss of traditional tribal structures when residents in this largely rural country head for the big smoke.
“For me growing up in the village, we hardly saw men beating up their wives,” she said.