VIDEO: Women torturers

None of the criminals who have tortured and murdered women in the past have been arrested and tried, says a human rights advocate.

Director of the Family Healing Foundation, Lydia Kailap, is joining the ever growing call for Government action following the recent brutal torture of a little girl in Enga Province amidst sorcery claims.

Kailap plans to stage a peaceful protest during the PNG Games in Kimbe, to demand action from the government.

She believes the case of the young child being tortured over sorcery claims calls for a state of emergency, where disciplinary forces must be sent to Enga Province to apprehend the torturers.

She said while PNG laws are good, enforcement continues to be an issue, saying even Kepari Leniata's murderers were never brought to justice after she was tortured and burnt to death 4 years ago.

Meanwhile, Kailap says the Family Healing Foundation in West New Britain is working closely with the Provincial Police Family and Sexual Violence Unit to provide a Safe House for vulnerable women and children.

TV Wan News