PNG Council of Women

Gender based violence common in rural areas

 PNG Council of Women Momase region representative Miong Kila says women in a lot of villages she has visited have been greatly affected by domestic violence.

She said the reality is common where women in the villages are abused and bashed up by their husbands.

Kila has done awareness in the Morobe Province and says more awareness needs to be done to educate men on gender equality.

“The most affected are children who grow up in this type of environment and this is very unhealthy."