PNG demonised by domestic violence

Domestic violence has demonised men in Papua New Guinea.

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.

Governor Parkop also highlighted incidents going viral on social media, which include the attempted burning of an accused witch in Morobe Province as well as the video of men talking about killing a woman also accused of witchcraft.

He said a new approach to addressing violence against women was needed and that must include bringing in perpetrators into the picture.

Addressing the issue is one of the main agendas of parkop’s strategic plan for the next five years.

Cedric Patjole