Illegal land grabbing is a massive problem in PNG and has a big impact on rural subsistence farmers.
Once permission over the customary-owned land is granted to a company through a lease title, communities are displaced and to some point, disrespected.
Furthermore, with an absence of a Human Rights Commission, landowners lack support to present their cases.
As a consequence, the forest dependent subsistence farmers, mothers and children are greatly affected as their movement is restricted. They lose access to gardening grounds, fishing, hunting and sacred sites.