This statistics was revealed by Secretary General for Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, Dame Meg Taylor.
“We need to ensure that the foundation for justice remains in society,” she said.
Violence against women is a current issue that is prevalent in the region and a collective effort is needed to address it.
“It’s disturbing that two out of three women experience violence by an intimate partner,” Dame Meg said.
In Papua New Guinea, Gender based violence remains a challenge in achieving gender equality.