Violence, an uncivilised way of problem solving

Men who assault women should not think they will get away lightly.

Domestic violence against women and girls is rampant throughout the world and PNG is no exception as reported in the media every day however, there are lawful avenues to sorting out domestic disputes. 

These were the remarks of Justice Panuel Mogish when imposing a sentence term of 25 years with hard labour to a former employee of the Justice Department, who viciously stabbed his wife to death at the Waikele market at Gerehu stage 6. This followed an argument on 14 March, 2014.

No data on violence in PNG

This was revealed at a three-day work shop training held in Kokopo, East New Britain, a week ago by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The training was aimed at all co-agencies in the province who advocate for and deal with gender-based violence. It was to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deal with these sort of violence.

Four projects are being conducted in four different provinces, including East New Britain.

Opposition on zero tolerance on violence

With the country’s worsening global index of violence, which demands much to be desired for improvement, Polye has called on the stakeholders to take stock of their progress so far this year to try to take a rebound in 2016 and onwards.  

Polye made the comment on learning about a mother of two from Enga who has been on the run in fear of domestic violence from her fellow Engan husband.

“I broke into tears on Wednesday night when I was watching the mother, giving an account of her misery at her husband’s hands on NBC TV’s PNG Tonight.

Kokopo police beat and stab man with screw driver

Alphonse Gale, a resident of Kokopo was severely wounded and detained by police allegedly without good reason.

Gale told Loop PNG from Kokopo that he was taken to Kokopo police station at around 8pm on Thursday to answer some questions.

He said as soon as they arrived at the station, the police officers started beating him and kicking him  around on the head when he fell to the ground.

“Their supervisor (Sgt Makis) was standing and flashing a bright torch to my face while the police officers beat me."

Palestinians and Israel forces clash in Jerusalem, West Bank

And Israeli policemen were injured by firebombs.

In a rare decision, Israeli leaders called up a few hundred border police reservists to beef up security as tensions rise over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. One Israeli civilian has been killed in the violence since Sunday.