Hako Women's Collective

Representing women, young girls

The two women are members of the Buka-based Hako Women’s Collective that operates a safe house and works closely with other local services, such as the Nazareth Centre for Rehabilitation.

“We deal with married women and young girls, who we give counselling to and connect to the Bougainville Police Service, the courts and the hospital and monitor their progress,” Ms Pena said.

Ms Omi said both she and Ms Pena take their role very seriously.