National Strategy on Gender-Based Violence 2016-2025

Behavioural change can help address gender violence

Parkop, who is a strong advocate for GBV, says PNG needs to work on behavioral change which is totally lacking.

He explained that behavioral change is the component where the perpetrators receive help to change.

 “We are only dealing with the survivors providing care, counseling, medical and legal aid however we also have to deal with the perpetrators.

“Dealing with the perpetrators and changing their behavior is the missing component which I hope the implementation plan will take on big time,” Parkop said.