Domestic violence

Alleged domestic violence claims young mother’s life

This tragic incident occurred on Sunday July 29th in Port Moresby’s Five-Mile suburb and the late Danagi Gumai’s husband, who has been suspected of beating her to death, is now in police custody.

Gumai’s mother Emily Gemo told Loop PNG that her sister called her at about 5:30pm on Monday, July 30th, to tell her that Danagi was taken to the Port Moresby General Hospital’s emergency the previous day.

Lae police prioritise domestic violence

Apart from the normal policing of criminal activities, Lae police are also encouraging the general public to be vigilant in reporting and dealing with this issue.

Family and sexual violence is a major issue in Lae with cases of rape and violence against women and girls reported on a weekly basis.

The Lae Metropolitan Superintendent Commander, Anthony Wagambie Junior, who is also a strong advocate, has been vocal on the issue.

Rihanna accuses Snapchat of 'shaming' domestic violence victims

The singer was the subject of an advert on the platform which asked users if they would "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown".

The ad, which was for a game, appeared to reference Chris Brown's conviction for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 while they were dating.

Snap Inc says the ad "never should have appeared on our service".

Rihanna posted a lengthy comment on an Instagram Story saying she was "trying to figure out what the point was with this mess".

"I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb," she wrote.

Police will not tolerate domestic violence: N’Dranou

Police recently confirmed cases of sexual harassment at the work place and domestic violence on female victims.

The first case took place two weeks ago on a Thursday at Harness Energy at Napanapa which saw the case being reported to the Town Police station.

NCD Police Boss, Perou N’Dranou confirmed the report with the Town police station commander who said that the suspect was formerly employed by Harness Energy but has now been terminated after the domestic violence incident.

He was arrested and later released on bail last week.

Glee star Naya Rivera charged with domestic violence against her husband

The 30-year-old, who played Santana in the TV show, was arrested at a house in Kanawha County, West Virginia, America.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called for a domestic situation.

Officers say they talked with Ryan Dorsey who told them his wife, Naya, had hit him in the head and face.

Ryan, 34, showed officers mobile phone footage that supported what he says happened.

They also say he had minor injuries.

Work together, end domestic violence: Baki

Police Commissioner Gari Baki made this comment following the death of Post-Courier’s senior journalist, Rosalyn Albaniel Evara, allegedly from injuries sustained from domestic violence.

“Family, friends and colleagues and even strangers cannot turn a blind eye to domestic violence any longer. They have a duty to intervene and take action,” he says.

“Every member of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is also duty bound to take action. Domestic violence is no longer a ‘family issue’. It is a criminal act and perpetrators can and must be prosecuted.

PNG demonised by domestic violence

Speaking at the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry business breakfast, NCD Governor Powes Parkop said the explicit occurrences of violence against women has created a very bad perception of PNG.

He highlighted recent events which have further added to this perception.

In his address to the chamber members this morning, Parkop highlighted the recent death of Post-Courier journalist, Late Rosalyn Albaniel-Evara, allegedly at the hands of her husband; another tragic tale in the never ending story of atrocities against local women by PNG men.

Change your FB profile frame, create awareness

Those who are interested in supporting this cause can update their FB profile with the frame.

Users are encouraged to visit and like the FSVAC Facebook page and see the post on

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent and do not do anything about it, but if we take a stand and work together to educate and create awareness we can reduce the incidents of domestic violence,” says FSVAC National Coordinator, Marcia Kalinoe.

PNG observes domestic violence awareness month

Papua New Guinea as one of the countries in the Pacific experiencing increasing cases of gender based violence is joining the rest of the World in observing this significant campaign.

Evidence from research shows that 2 in 3 women in PNG are victims of violence. This means that more than 80% of women in PNG experience various forms of violence such as sexual (rape, sexual harassment, incest, etc.), physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, cohesive control, cultural or religious violence.

Research also shows that 67 % of PNG women suffer from domestic abuse alone.

​IEA launches inaugural domestic violence policy

The policy caters for staff and students who are victims of, or witness, domestic and any other form of violence.

The IEA has always held a zero tolerance policy towards violence of any kind.

In recent years, it has become increasingly obvious that the level of domestic and community violence within the country is alarmingly high, thus impacting the school negatively in several ways.