HOPE in Papua New Guinea

by Diana Quick / Member Spotlight

In Papua New Guinea, ChildFund Australia has implemented the HOPE (A Haus (house) for Protection and Empowerment) project, which aims to reduce the widespread violent abuse of children’s and women's rights by empowering survivors and training human rights defenders. The project has provided a safe refuge center for survivors of violence, better prevention mechanisms and a group of human rights defenders trained and empowered to intervene in sexual violence cases and encourage survivors and families to seek legal justice and medical attention.

Telephone counseling saves lives

by Diana Quick / In the News

Papua New Guinea’s first free telephone counseling service 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain has received more than 5000 calls in its second year of operation, a two fold increase from its first year.

Launched by ChildFund Papua New Guinea in 2015, in partnership with Consultative Implementation Monitoring Council (CIMC) Family Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) and FHI 360, analysis of call data for the past 12 months found that the top three issues for callers were: relationship advice, physical and sexual violence (mostly perpetrated by an intimate partner) and child welfare concerns.